By Christina Wilkie - 10/04/10 11:09 PM EDT
There’s a shade of pink somewhere between “bubblegum” and “Pepto-Bismol” that has taken over Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s website.
On Monday, the New Jersey Democrat released a rosy new makeover of his website: All the tabs, background shades and a few boxes are pink.
“Turning my website pink is just one way to bring attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Lautenberg in a statement. “Increased awareness, early detection and improved treatment have helped us make important strides in fighting back against this disease, but the fight is far from over. I will continue to support important medical research that holds the promise to one day find a cure.”
For Lautenberg, the fight against cancer is personal. Diagnosed with a form of stomach cancer in February of this year, the lawmaker underwent chemotherapy this spring and announced in June that he was cancer-free.
The National Football League, for the second consecutive year, is also recognizing breast cancer this month by having its players display a dash of pink on their uniforms.