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Pennsylvania Convention Center Sparkles In Pink

The Pennsylvania Convention Center “went pink” to help increase awareness of breast cancer and show support for individuals battling the disease, turning the more than 475 LED lights on its Broad Street façade pink for four weeks in October in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The observance for the month of October is part of Lights for the Cure, through the Philadelphia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The effort is in support of women, men and families fighting this disease.

“We are proud to be a part of this effort to support the well-being of our community and its members who are affected by this disease,” said Ahmeenah Young, president and CEO of the Convention Center. “Our lights serve as a reminder for passersby to take care of their health and their family’s health. We must take advantage of resources like free mammograms since early detection of breast cancer can greatly improve the success of treatment.”

The powerful, but translucent structure of glass and steel, which allows visitors to see the 120-foot tall atrium and exhibition space, was designed by The Lighting Practice of Chestnut Street. It is a series of horizontal, color-changing LED tube lighting along the building’s steel ribs. The nighttime sky offers the best display, giving the Center a feeling of energy, color and motion.

The lights can be customized to the color schemes of visiting conventions. Recently, the Center turned the lighting display green and white for the Eagles home opener. Programs also allowed a red, white and blue color scheme for Labor Day. For more information about meetings, conventions and special events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, call (215) 418-4750 or visit

About the Pennsylvania Convention Center
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, often referred to as “the cradle of liberty.” Located in Center City, the Convention Center is situated amid a plethora of cultural offerings, nightlife and a world-famous dining scene. A $787 million dollar renovation and expansion of the Center, which received a Gold level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, was completed in 2011. It is now the 14th largest facility in the nation and possesses the largest exhibit space and ballroom in the Northeastern U.S. It has won numerous awards and recognition, including being named the Best Government/Public Building of 2011 by the Engineering News Record of New York.