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Photo Gallery | Welcome Sign Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign turned pink Thursday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink light bulbs replaced the usual yellow bulbs lining the outside of famous sign. County commissioners flipped the lights on the sign, and it will stay pink throughout October. The commissioners wanted to use one of the city's most recognizable symbols to spread the message about early detection.

"Early detection is the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer," Commissioner Mary Beth Scow said. "So in addition to using our world-famous sign to raise awareness about breast cancer, Clark County will also offer free exams through UMC."

University Medical Center is offering free clinical breast exams on a first-come, first-serve basis from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The exams will be at the UMC Cast Clinic which is at 1000 Shadow Lane, near the corner of Shadow Lane and West Charleston Boulevard.