White House Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Oct 24, 2009 2:10pm

ABC News' Karen Travers reports: The White House will feature a splash of pink this weekend to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday morning pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer awareness movement, will be hung on the columns outside the White House front doors and will remain there over the weekend. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden held an event on Friday at the White House to bring attention to the challenges that some cancer patients face finding and maintaining health insurance. “In this country getting sick shouldn't mean going bankrupt,” Mrs. Obama told a crowd of lawmakers and cancer survivors, “If you've already fought cancer you shouldn't also have to fight with insurance companies to get the coverage that you need at a price that you can afford.” -Karen Travers

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