Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The City of Springfield is joining with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America at their request to ‘Light it Up Green’ for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. On Wednesday, August 8th, Springfield’s City Hall, Symphony Hall and Campanile will be cast in green lights in solidarity with those who are fighting this debilitating illness. Additionally, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has issued a proclamation naming August 2018 as Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in the City of Springfield.
Mayor Sarno said, “It’s important that we continue to stand with those and their families afflicted with this health challenge in our quest towards a cure.”
Our Springfield landmarks will join with other sites across the country to Light it Up Green including Chicago’s Navy Peir, the Las Vegas High Roller, Buffalo NY City Hall, Bloomington IN City Hall, Baltimore MD City Hall, the Yankee Stadium billboard, State Capital Building of Pennsylvania, State Capital Rotunda of South Dakota, and many more.
Light it Up Green for Muscular Dystrophy is a national campaign created by Nadine Kirby, the mother of a young adult with Duchenne, a severe form of the disease, to promote awareness. Increased awareness promotes research, research creates new methods of treatment, and treatment prolongs lives.
To read more about Light it Up Green, please visit their website.