Press Release Article


Date: Oct 02, 2012
Press Release Number: 134-2012

The 156 LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge will shine pink during October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Established 28 years ago 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 Breast Cancer Awareness.

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

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

The LED necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge will glow pink for the entire month of October. Crews changed the lights during routine maintenance to the bridge’s LED fixtures.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212-435-7777

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