Komen Italia’s “Pink Evening”
Could there be anything more magical than a pink castle? Illuminated in pink light from the tops of the towers to the edge of the moat, the Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy honored Italian women and men who have faced or are facing breast cancer by glowing pink May 12 – 14.
The castle, made famous by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as their wedding location, turned pink as an opening event for breast cancer initiatives culminating in the Susan G. Komen Rome Race for the Cure®, Komen’s largest international Race, which will be held next Sunday. The castle’s inaugural lighting featured president of Susan G. Komen Italia, Professor Riccardo Masetti, Paola Lucci, deputy mayor for gender policies, and Princess Maria Pace Odescalchi, the owner of the 500-year-old castle.
The people of Bracciano, a small town outside of Rome, and the Odescalchi family sponsored and supported this Susan G. Komen Italia initiative and will continue to support the Komen Rome Race for the Cure, which takes place May 22 at the Stadio delle Terme di Caracalla.
Check out our slideshow of the castle below.
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Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.