ISLAMABAD: The Parliament House has been donned with pink lights to create awareness regarding breast cancer.
For three days, passersby will be able to look up at sunset and see the building’s pink lighting and be reminded of the importance of early detection and treatment.
Pink Ribbon had shared a post regarding the ‘pink illumination’ of the building in a Facebook post.
It read: “On the evening of 3rd October, Pink Illumination of this prestigious building will be helpful in creating awareness about the disease at large.”
It added, “Your donation will help women suffering from breast cancer overcome the barriers of cost, fear and misinformation surrounding the disease and make it sure that women who can’t afford mammograms will receive free treatment through Pink Ribbon Hospital.”
About 10.2 million women face the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in Pakistan.
To create awareness, Pink Ribbon has also launched a nationwide breast cancer awareness marking October as PINKtober, according to The News.
Speaking about the campaign, Chief Executive Officer Pink Ribbon Omer Aftab, said that breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer across the world.
“Thus there is a need to pay special focus to prevent this disease,” he said.
Pink Ribbon has also started the construction of Pakistan’s first dedicated Breast Cancer Hospital, he informed, adding “we need ever more support to build this hospital to ensure that none of us will have to bear the horror of losing a mother, a sister, a wife or a daughter.”