Since 2007, iconic buildings and sites all over the world have been lighting in blue - the colour of the blue circle for diabetes - to mark World Diabetes Day and raise awareness of diabetes. The lightings are testimony to the power of our combined efforts to alter the diabetes landscape and provide a strong visual element to attract attention to the diabetes cause.
We encourage blue lightings to be the centre for all World Diabetes Day-related grass-roots activities and events, reinforcing the link between the colour blue and diabetes, and strengthening recognition of the blue circle as the global symbol of diabetes.
This year's challenge is gaining momentum with more and more confirmed lightings coming in. Here are the latest to confirm that they will be going blue for diabetes in November:
- Century Tower, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA
- Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, UK
- ADJ Headquarters, São Paulo, Brazil
- Arcos Viaduto do Chá, São Paulo, Brazil
- Monumento as Bandeira, São Paulo, Brazil
- Obelisco Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
- Ponte Estaiada, São Paulo, Brazil
- Bluewater Bridge, Sarnia ON, Canada
- Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA, USA
- Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan