The White House, VP Biden's house light up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

The White House lights up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (WJLA)

The White House, known for changing its exterior lighting for special occasions, has gone pink Friday evening for the fight against breast cancer.

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the president, tweeted a photo of the White House lit up in pink, stating, "We lit the White House pink tonight to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

First Lady to the Vice President, Dr. Jill Biden, also tweeted a photo from her and Joe's residence.

The Biden's lit their yard decorations pink, also acknowledging the fight against breast cancer; a fight so many women are familiar with.

According to, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.

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