Restored statue turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


statuepink-webCAMDEN — The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes atop the medical center here will be illuminated with pink light throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in participation with the 11th annual “Lights for the Cure” campaign held on behalf of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia and sponsored by CBS3 and The CW Philly’s “Women of Eyewitness News.”

Launched in 2002 by CBS3 and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia, the campaign started with just 19 buildings and now includes more than 100 participating buildings and landmarks in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia suburbs and South Jersey including Atlantic City.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has participated in “Lights for the Cure” since the campaign started in 2001. The 30-foot, 15-ton statue of the Blessed Mother was not part of the campaign last October due to damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the East Coast last August. It has since undergone significant repairs and improvements to the statue’s body and support structure.