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MEDIA ADVISORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE NECKLACE LIGHTS TO GLOW PINK TO COMMEMORATE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Date: Oct 02, 2014
Press Release Number: 208-2014

The 156 LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge will glow in pink beginning tonight, October 2, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Introduced 29 years ago to heighten awareness of the disease, and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure, the color pink has become a symbol of solidarity for the Breast Cancer Awareness movement.

Media interested in filming the necklace lighting can do so at either of the following New Jersey locations:

          Fort Lee Historic Park, off Hudson Terrace just south of the bridge.

          Rockefeller Overlook, north of Exit 1 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway North.

The LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge will shine pink throughout the month of October. Port Authority crews changed the light coloring during routine maintenance to the bridge’s LED fixtures.

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Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.