Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

 

Many foods in addition to peanuts can cause a serious allergic reaction. When people come into contact with the foods to which they are allergic, they can develop symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Sometimes, these reactions can be severe and life-threatening. There is not yet a cure for food allergies.

Food allergies are on the rise, and no one knows why. Around 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy. The percentage of children with a food allergy has increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. One in 13 children in the U.S. now has a food allergy.

Keeping people with food allergies safe requires the cooperation of family, friends, food companies, schools and more.

What is #TurnItTeal?

We're partnering with TurnItTeal.org to raise food allergy awareness nationwide. Teal is the official awareness color for food allergies. We want to light up buildings, landmarks and popular attractions in the color teal during Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-20, 2017.

Join fellow supporters at a lighting near you:

As locations are confirmed, they will be added to the list of TurnItTeal Lightings. Mark your calendar and invite your family and friends.

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Boston has been involved in the project for the last 3 years and we also light the Prudential Tower in December for their 31 Nights of Lights program!
 
 
Ktgibby0115 posted:

Zakim bridge or the John Hancock building in Boston, Ma

Mass has no location!

Katie D posted:
victorylee posted:

Here is the link for the PECO building:

https://www.peco.com/Community...ges/CrownLights.aspx

Thanks VictoryLee ~ looks like proposals have to be submitted 8 weeks in advance for the PECO building, so we can add this to the list for requests next year... as someone who grew up in Philadelphia I would love to see that one lit up, it was always a site coming into the City and  looking out onto the building and wondering what color it would be and what it would see!  

Thanks for the link 

We were in contact with the PECO building. There are guidelines that our project did not fall under so the request was denied sadly. We hope to get something your way next year thought!  Always looking for more suggestions as well!

victorylee posted:

Here is the link for the PECO building:

https://www.peco.com/Community...ges/CrownLights.aspx

Thanks VictoryLee ~ looks like proposals have to be submitted 8 weeks in advance for the PECO building, so we can add this to the list for requests next year... as someone who grew up in Philadelphia I would love to see that one lit up, it was always a site coming into the City and  looking out onto the building and wondering what color it would be and what it would see!  

Thanks for the link 

More added!

  • Month of May: Concourse at Landmark Center (aka The King and Queen) – Atlanta, GA
  • May 6-15:  Kanawha Boulevard Bridge – Charleston, WV
  • May 8-14: Big Dam Bridge – Little Rock, AR
  • May 8-14 Lumiere Casino and Hotel – St. Louis, MO
  • May 8: Empire State Building- New York, NY
  • May 8: Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
  • May 9: Terminal Tower – Cleveland, OH
  • May 10: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center – Charlotte, NC
  • May 13: Peace Bridge – Buffalo, NY
  • May 13: Pacific Science Center – Seattle, WA
  • May 13: Niagara Falls – Buffalo, NY/Canada
  • May 9-14: Mid-Hudson Bridge – Poughkeepsie/Highland, NY
  • May 15: CN Tower – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)
  • May 15: Toronto City Hall – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)

Lightings confirmed for 2016 as of 4/29

  • Month of May: Concourse at Landmark Center (aka The King and Queen) – Atlanta, GA
  • May 8-14: Big Dam Bridge – Little Rock, AR
  • May 8-14 Lumiere Casino and Hotel – St. Louis, MO
  • May 8: Empire State Building- New York, NY
  • May 8: Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
  • May 9: Terminal Tower – Cleveland, OH
  • May 10: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center – Charlotte, NC
  • May 13: Peace Bridge – Buffalo, NY
  • May 13: Pacific Science Center – Seattle, WA
  • May 13: Niagara Falls – Buffalo, NY/Canada
  • May 9-14: Mid-Hudson Bridge – Poughkeepsie/Highland, NY
  • May 15: CN Tower – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)
  • May 15: Toronto City Hall – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)

Have you checked for a location near you?

Lightings confirmed for 2016 as of 4/19

  • Month of May: Concourse at Landmark Center (aka The King and Queen) – Atlanta, GA
  • May 8-14: Big Dam Bridge – Little Rock, AR
  • May 8: Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
  • May 9: Terminal Tower – Cleveland, OH
  • May 10: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center – Charlotte, NC
  • May 13: Peace Bridge – Buffalo, NY
  • May 13: Pacific Science Center – Seattle, WA
  • May 13: Niagara Falls – Buffalo, NY/Canada
  • May 9-14: Mid-Hudson Bridge – Poughkeepsie/Highland, NY
  • May 15: CN Tower – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)

The San Francisco City Hall is a National Historic Landmark building that illuminates the exterior of the building every evening with over 220 incandescent lighting fixtures. They have done color displays for other important causes. It would be great to see it teal and the lighting is already in place.

Turnitteal - White House with Obama children adding the last ribbon and at the end of the week, cutting the ribbon.

Walmart stores

Capitol buildings

Allergy friendly chocolate factories

Airline building if they serve allergy free food

Amtrak carriages 

If there are manufacturers with a color in their name eg: Green Foods

Bridge - Golden Gate

 

 

In an earlier post, I noted the Bicentennial Tower in Erie, PA. I would like to add to that the Bayfront Convention Center, which is very near to the Bicentennial Tower. The convention center can light up the peak of its roofline and was just in the news for installing new lights that can be virtually any color. I hope you will approach these entities and bring awareness to the Erie, PA, region!

KY:

Churchill Downs

Louisville Slugger Museum

Galt House hotel

Kentucky Horse Park

Rupp Arena

Keeneland race track

Triangle Park (downtown Lexington)

National Corvette Museum (located along I-65 in Bowling Green)

 

TN:

Ryman Auditorium (Grand Ole Opry)

Parthenon at Centennial Park

The Hermitage

Gaylord Opryland Resort

Tower of Americas in San Antonio, TX. If they do it, then I would hope the Alamodome would follow as well. Both would look awesome driving down the highway and seeing the teal lights radiating from them. 

Ben Franklin Bridge: The Benjamin Franklin Bridge’s visibility from 10 miles away and its proximity to myriad public gathering spaces in Philadelphia and major urban centers in New Jersey makes it a prime canvas for an LED row of lights that dots the bridge span on both sides and changes and moves depending on the season or the holiday. Sometimes the lights appear to “chase” the passing commuter trains that traverse the bridge, and other times they glow in varying colors — red, white and blue for Independence Day and green for a major Philadelphia Eagles playoff game, for example. Seven Schuylkill River bridges are also permanently illuminated — part of the legacy of the city’s Millennium Philadelphia celebration in 1999.• How wonderful would it be to see it go teal!!!!

Ideas for San Franciso:

TansAmerica Building

Ferry Building

Conservatory of Flowers or something else in Golden Gate Park



Ideas for San Jose:

The Tech Museum

Children's Discovery Museum

Fountains at Cesar Chavez Park



Other:

Stanford/Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

Here are my ideas for the Philadelphia and surrounding areas:

  • Philadelphia Art Museum

  • Ben Franklin Bridge (Between Philadelphia and Camden, NJ)

  • Comcast Center Philadelphia

  • One Liberty Place

  • Two Liberty Place

  • Swan Memorial Fountain - Water turned teal

  • Doylestown Court House, Doylestown

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