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Thank You for Shining a Light on Rare Disease Day!

Thank you to our PWS community for helping us shine a light on Rare Disease Day! This year, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) focused on encouraging buildings, landmarks, and monuments around the world to participate in a chain of lights to recognize Rare Disease Day. We are excited to share that many buildings/landmarks/monuments showed their support and shined bright with purple, pink, green and blue lights. With the help of our PWS community, the following buildings/landmarks/monuments accepted our requests:

The Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, TX
The Union Plaza in Little Rock, AR
The Capella Tower in Minneapolis, MN
The Florida State Capitol's Old Capitol Steps
The Lowry Bridge in Minnesota
The Miami Freedom Tower in Miami, FL
The Bob Kerry Bridge in Omaha, NE
I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis, MN

A few other familiar locations that showed their Rare Disease Day pride included:

Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
CN Tower in Toronto, Canada
Nkrumah Mausoleum in Ghana
Hylton Castle in the U.K.
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Tokyo Tower in Japan
Burj Khalifa, a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
National Institutes of Health Building 1 in Bethesda, Maryland
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York
Empire State Building in New York
Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row Community Hall in The City of Newberry
Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio
Veterans Memorial Bridge in Chattanooga TN
Zakim Bridge in Boston, MA
Lower Free Bridge in Trenton, NJ
The National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C.
+ SO many more (see images below!)

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