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MEDIA ADVISORY - THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY SHINES A PINK LIGHT ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Date: Oct 05, 2011
Press Release Number: 121-2011

George Washington Bridge Necklace Lighting And JFK Tower Illuminates Awareness

What: The 156 LED necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge will shine pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, the exterior of the John F. Kennedy air traffic control tower will have a pink hue.

Why: For the past 27 years, October has been recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Created in order 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 for the month.

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

  • Fort Lee Historic Park, located off Hudson Terrace just south of the bridge, which is opened until dusk.
  • Rockefeller Overlook, just north of Exit 1 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway North.

The JFK air traffic control tower can be viewed from the Red Parking lot across from the American Airlines Terminal. For access, call Port Authority Media Relations at 212 435-7777.

When: The LED necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge and the JFK Tower will glow pink for the entire month of October.

CONTACT:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Sara Beth Joren, 212 435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is self-sufficient and does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.


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