Blue monument challenge

The 2011 edition of the Blue Monument Challenge, one of the main campaign initiatives aimed at attracting the general public's attention to the global diabetes epidemic, continues to gather momentum. Here are the latest monuments and buildings around the world that have confirmed that they will be lighting in blue in November:

  • Arco de la Calzada, Guanajuato A.C., Ciudad de León, Mexico
  • Century Tower, Florida, USA Havering Town Hall, Romford, Essex, UK
  • Jet d'Eau, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Manas Statue, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • La Techada, Capilla del Monte, Argentina
  • Soldiers and  Sailors Monument, Indianapolis, USA
  • Texas Diabetes Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Virgen del Valle, Lecheria, Anzoategui, Venezuela
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center, Marin County, California, USA
  • Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • National Library, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • National Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Questacon, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Black Mountain Telstra Tower, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nation Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Morrison Bridge, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Cristo Rey, El Paso, Texas, USA

View the full list.

This year we are encouraging blue lightings to be associated with the promotion of the International Diabetes Federation's International Charter for the Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes - a landmark document aimed at stopping all discrimination that people living with diabetes currently face. If you succeed in confirming a blue lighting, make sure to send all the details to wdd@idf.org.