think pink: Iconic Leeds building lit for cancer campaign

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a city centre landmark was turned pink in support of the fight against breast cancer.

The University of Leeds’s Parkinson Building was lit up in a rose-tinted hue to tie in with Breast Cancer Awareness Month which takes place during October.

It was one of 18 sites in 12 UK towns and cities taking part in the Breast Cancer Campaign initiative, while it was especially appropriate as the university is one of the sites of the charity’s pioneering Tissue Bank.

The resource allows researchers to collect and store tissue samples to aid work towards a cure.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive of Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “We’re thrilled that some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks are joining us in highlighting the importance of breast cancer research.

“We hope that this will raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage people to join in and support research to help us overcome breast cancer by 2050.”

Lit up in pink: The University building

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