Famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro lights up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in the official colours of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in the official colours of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in the official colours of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in the official colours of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The supermoon is pictured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the supermoon results in a larger-than-usual ap
The supermoon is pictured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disc. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
People stand in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it is lit up in orange to commemorate the Day against Human Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro on Sept 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
People stand in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it is lit up in orange to commemorate the Day against Human Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro on Sept 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is pictured lit up in orange to commemorate the day against Humans Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro on Sept 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is pictured lit up in orange to commemorate the day against Humans Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro on Sept 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A man stands in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it is lit up in orange to commemorate the Day against Human Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro on Sept 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A man stands in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it is lit up in orange to commemorate the Day against Human Trafficking and Missing Persons, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro on Sept 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate change, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill is lit up in pink to promote worldwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
The Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill is lit up in pink to promote worldwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
The Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill is lit up in pink to promote worldwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
The Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill is lit up in pink to promote worldwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lit up in pink on Friday to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The campaign, which takes place during October each year, aims to increase awareness of the disease and encourage women to take steps to detect the disease in its early stages.

The 38m-tall statue, which sits on top of Corcovado mountain, has also been bathed in different colours to celebrate other events. Take a look at the gallery above.