Shine A Light on Neurofibromatosis returns for 2020
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
– Jay Law, Awareness Officer at Nerve Tumours UK
"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! "
Shine A Light on Neurofibromatosis
World Neurofibromatosis Day
Sunday May 17th 2020
Right Now We Have 57 Places confirmed to Light up on World NF Day May 17th!
(Subject to change)
Media City, Salford UK
The SSE Arena, Wembley
First Direct Arena, Leeds
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Emirates Arena ,Glasgow
Guilford Spectrum, Surrey
National Theatre, London
Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
Tyne Bridge, Newcastle
The Kelpies, Falkirk
O2 Academy Leeds
Edge Hill University, Lancashire
For a complete list of buildings that have agreed to light up please click on the document below
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. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/shine-a-light-on-nf
Copy the above paragraph including linkage and post this to your social media, send it to your MP, local press or any one you can think of that will support our campaign.