Missouri Capitol dome lit pink for breast cancer awareness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dome of the Missouri Capitol building will be lit pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Pink lights will shine on the dome Friday through Sunday morning.

A release from Gov. Mike Parson says the gesture is meant to remember people who died of breast cancer, survivors, people currently battling breast cancer and doctors who treat the disease.

"Each year, and often far too soon, breast cancer takes the lives of many of our loved ones. Lighting the Capitol Dome is one small way we can show support to those in the fight against breast cancer." Parson tweeted.

The dome will remain pink through Sunday morning.