Gatton’s pink beacon
A PINK beacon of hope shone brightly at UQ Gatton Campus to help draw attention to a special cause.
High-tech lighting equipment was used to light-up the UQ Gatton Foundation Building a brilliant pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month last Wednesday night.
UQ Gatton student Justin Matthews was behind the special display and hoped it would raise awareness of the fatal disease.
He said the lighting display was also a practice run for the university’s valedictory evening.
“I just thought while we’ve got the equipment here it would be a good opportunity to draw highlight to the fact that it is breast cancer awareness month,” Mr Matthews said.
“And I thought we’ve got plenty of LEDs and plenty of firepower to take one of our more iconic buildings and light it all up pink.”
Mr Matthews said eight individual light fixtures were used on the buildings facade and were capable of producing a couple of million different colours.
“If you can pick a colour we can create it basically,” he said.
Mr Matthews said the lighting display also held personal significance.
“I’ve had a very good friend who battled with breast cancer and she survived and is coming out of her last chemo treatments for it,” he said.
“Sadly breast cancer is a pretty nasty disease and ultimately is something that I’d like to see a cure found for.”
BRIGHT LIGHT: UQ Gatton students Clare Webb, Taylor Bunworth, Kirrily O'Donovan and Tamarah Luxton admired the pink colouring of the UQ Gatton Foundation Building in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.