Blaine House illuminated for childhood cancer

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gold lights will shine on the Blaine House this month in honor of childhood cancer awareness.

Gov. Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage’s residence will be illuminated with gold lights on Friday night. Gold is the color of childhood cancer awareness.

The Republican governor has also proclaimed September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection says that more children in the U.S. die of cancer than they do of any other disease. Cancer is detected in nearly 15,000 children every year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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