The Estee Lauder/Philips partnership will use environmentally-friendly LED lighting technology to wash some prominent landmarks in pink. The companies hope the campaign will raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of breast health and early detection on a worldwide scale. Women over 40 are encouraged to get an annual mammogram, and those with a history of breast cancer (like me now) should start earlier.
The 2011 BCA Campaign’s Global Landmark Illuminations Initiative marks 12 years of casting light on a disease that, if localized and detected early has a cure rate of over 90 percent. As Philips’ part in the campaign, it is using its power and versatility in LED lighting to illuminate the worldwide landmarks in a more energy-efficient way.
Some of the 200 or so landmarks included in the list include the Philips headquarters in Amsterdam, La Grand Palais in Paris, the air traffic control tower at JFK International Airport and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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