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Pink Ribbon Goes Up at White House

Photo by Pool Producer

Photo by Pool Producer

The White House is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness by hanging a massive pink ribbon from the North Portico of the White House today.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Fox's Jamie Nelson took the following photo of the ribbon going up:

 

 

Last Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here's some of what she had to say:

"Now, let's remember that there was a time when those affected by breast cancer never could have imagined all these pink ribbons that would one day grace the White House, offices, storefronts, lapels. I don't think they could have imagined some hulking NFL player decked out in pink cleats and pink gloves. I don't think they could have imagined a day when so many people would wear jeans to raise money for a cure. I don't think they could have imagined how many people would lace up their shoes to take part in walks and runs and races all across America."

 "And it is my hope that if we pass health insurance reform, then 20 or 30 years from now, just imagine, our daughters and our granddaughters won't be able to imagine a time when any woman in this country couldn't get a mammogram because she couldn't afford it. (Applause.) I hope that our children and grandchildren won't be able to imagine a time when anyone in this country went bankrupt just because they had the misfortune of getting sick. And I hope that statistics like one in eight and one every 13 minutes will be incomprehensible to our kids -- incomprehensible -- because of all the strides that we've made and the work that we've done for this cure and for this reform."