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Shine A Light on Neurofibromatosis

We are working with organisations worldwide to light up landmarks and buildings blue for May 17th - Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day!

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Shine A Light on Neurofibromatosis

2020 the world is struck by the Covid 19 crisis. We are none the less shining a light on Neurofibromatosis in support of those affected by Nerve Tumours. This year is the year we are saying thank you for all your support in our community and are asking as many buildings as possible to take part across the UK. Stay Safe!

In association with our friends "across the pond" in the United States, the Children’s Tumour Foundation, we are excited to announce the return of the “Shine A Light on NF” campaign to raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis by lighting up landmarks and buildings on World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day - May 17th.

Neurofibromatosis, the umbrella term for a group of genetic conditions (NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis) literally translates to mean “Nerve Tumour Increase”. We want to raise as much awareness as we can to help those with the condition receive the support and funding it deserves.

World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day falls on Sunday 17th May this year! 

We are asking iconic landmarks, buildings, homes, to light up blue for Nerve Tumour patients worldwide. We are providing Social Media Toolkits to all willing organisations to showcase why they are lighting up, along with case studies, donation links and many other ways to support patients with Neurofibromatosis on the upcoming awareness day.

A special relationship

This will mark the sixth year that Nerve Tumours UK have joined the campaign, reinforcing our continued partnership with Children's Tumor Foundation in the United States. We are very pleased to support this excellent, global initiative.

Check out CTF's campaign page

"We are so happy to have had 326 landmarks light up globally last year across 13 countries, that we want to do even better this year! 104 of those (by our records) were in the UK alone- let's keep that tally going! Come on team! "

– Jay Law, Awareness Officer at Nerve Tumours UK

Take Part!

Shine A Light on Neurofibromatosis

World Neurofibromatosis Day

Sunday May 17th 2020

Press Release PDF

Right Now We Have 83 Places confirmed to Light up on World NF Day May 17th!

(Subject to change following the current covid19 crisis and possible closure of buildings on the day)

These Include:

BFI IMAX, London
The SSE Arena, Wembley
First Direct Arena, Leeds
O2 Guildhall, Southampton
International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Devon
National Theatre, London
Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
Tyne Bridge, Newcastle
Media City, Salford, Manchester
Town Hall, Leeds,
Preston North End Football Stadium, Lancashire


For a complete list of buildings that have agreed to light up please click on the document below



We need your help

Support Our Campaign

Shine A Light on Neurofibromatosis: Raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis by lighting up landmarks and buildings on World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day - May 17th. 26,500 people have nerve tumours in the UK. Help us raise £ 26,500 - a donation for each person that has Neurofibromatosis in the UK. We are very grateful for any support on the following link


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