May 5th is World Pulmonary Hypertension Day: a global day of awareness for this illness.
In 2014, members of our community requested that their local monuments be illuminated in periwinkle purple for May 5th. This colour represents the bluish-purple tinge seen on the lips and fingers of pulmonary hypertension patients. Last May 5th, we witnessed the following monuments illuminated:
- The Toronto CN Tower
- The Toronto City Hall
- Niagara Falls
- The Fort Erie Peace Bridge
- The Vancouver BC Place
In 2015, we want to build on this ‘Paint Canada Purple’ campaign. Lighting our Canadian monuments in purple in honour of World PH Day will raise awareness of this disease. Most of us have never heard of the disease until it affects us or someone we know. Unfortunately, this low public awareness means that pulmonary hypertension is often diagnosed at a very late stage. It’s extremely important to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension and in doing so, promote earlier diagnosis.
We are currently working on getting more monuments illuminated this year. If you have one in mind not listed here, please let us know!
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We are excited to announce today that on May 5, 2015 the CN Tower will light up purple for World Pulmonary Hypertension Day! #WorldPHDay
This year there will be many more monuments across Canada that will also light up purple! If you live near any of these cities be sure to check it out and snap us a pic!
- High Level Bridge, Edmonton AB
- Okotoks Town Hall, Okotoks AB
- City Hall, Toronto ON
- Langevin Bridge, Calgary AB
- Olympic Stadium, Montreal QC
- Science World, Vancouver BC
- BC Place, Vancouver BC
- Heritage Building, Ottawa ON
- City of Victoriaville, QC
- Ville de Plessisville, QC
- CN Tower, Toronto ON
- Calgary Tower, Calgary AB
- St-Ferdinand d’Halifax, Plessisville QC
- Calgary Telus Spark Center, Calgary AB
- Hôtel de ville de Plessiville, Plessisville, QC
- Manoir du Lac William, St-Ferdinand, QC
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