Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

October 1, 2013

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from today in support of Breast Cancer Month. From the Old Municipal Building in Whangarei to the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, 19 local landmarks will join more than 200 other iconic or historic structures around the world as part of Global Illuminations, an initiative established by Estee Lauder Companies in 2000.

                Auckland’s Sky Tower, Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre and the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch are some of the “world famous in New Zealand” buildings set to glow pink.

                “Global Illuminations acknowledges the enormous impact that breast cancer has on communities around the world,” said Van Henderson, chief executive of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. “We’re very grateful to all the councils and building owners who have agreed to light up pink. Their commitment will keep help raise awareness of all the fundraising activities going on in October.”

                Funds raised through the NZBCF’s Pink Ribbon Street Appeal (October 11-12) and through community fundraising events around the country will go toward research into new targeted treatments, life-saving awareness and education programmes, and support for women going through breast cancer.

                For a complete list of illuminations in New Zealand, see the table below.

 

CITY

LANDMARK

DATES OF ILLUMINATION

Whangarei

Old Municipal Building

1st-31st October

Whangarei

Victoria Canopy Building

1st-31st October

Auckland

Sky Tower

1st-31st October

Hamilton

SkyCity Building

1st-31st October

Hamilton

Bridge Street Bridge

1st-31st October

Rotorua

City Focus

1st-31st October

Taupo

Hilton Lake Taupo

1st-31st October

Gisborne

Clock Tower

1st-31st October

Gisborne

Sculpture

1st-31st October

Hastings

Clock Tower

25th September- 25th October

New Plymouth

Clock Tower

1st-31st October

Palmerston North

Clock Tower

6th-31st October

Palmerston North

Regent on Broadway

1st-31st October

Wellington

Michael Fowler Centre

7th-13th October

Nelson

Nelson Cathedral

1st-31st October

Nelson

Trafalgar Street Bridge

1st-31st October

Christchurch

Canterbury Museum

1st-31st October

Christchurch

Chch Airport & Airways Tower

1st-31st October

Dunedin

Toitu, Otago Settlers Museum

1st-31st October

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