Christchurch Airport is lit pink this month.
It is showing its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
joining 18 other Kiwi landmarks and more than 200 other iconic or
historic structures around the world, as part of the Global
Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says this is the third year
the airport has gone pink to support the cause.
"This airport is the only one in the country which has the
special lighting panels on the outside, so we often light up to
support a charity or special visitor," says Mr Boult. "Going
pink for the month of October reminds our staff and our visitors of
the Breast Cancer Awareness activities and hopefully might even
save someone's life.
"Among the 6000 people working on the campus every day, there
are many people who know and are supporting someone special who has
or has had breast cancer. It's one way we can honour them and the
person they're supporting."
Christchurch Airport will also host charity collectors in the
terminal on Friday October 11. Funds raised through the
NZBCF's Pink Ribbon Street Appeal (October 11-12) and through
community fundraising events will go toward research into new
targeted treatments, life-saving awareness and education
programmes, alongside support for women going through breast