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Help us light up the world!

Together let’s raise the visibility of Juvenile HD and HD.

Thanks to local and national volunteers our LightItUp4HD campaign is gaining lots of attention. With the encouragement from volunteers across Canada (and even the globe!) we are expanding #LightItUp4HD. Let’s light up the world in purple and blue, for Juvenile Huntington disease (JHD) and Huntington disease (HD), throughout the month of May 2019!

The more days we can light up, the more awareness we will bring to HD. Our goal is to #LightItUp4HD, somewhere in the world, each day of the month. Rather than one day, we are looking to celebrate May Awareness each and every day of May 2019.

Want to see how we did last year? Check out this video from 2018’s #LightItUp4HD. If you would like to know more about the site involved, please click on it and you will be directed to their webpage.

Don’t miss a single post, see what everyone’s posting with our official hashtag #LightItUp4HD!
For Facebook posts, click here. For Twitter posts, click here.


Let’s show the world what our global community can do!

Join this growing movement! Choose a building, monument or statue in your area.

Step 1: Email communications@huntingtonsociety.ca with your suggestion. Email us to with the name of the site you want to contact. We will confirm and add your site to the list. On to step two!

Step 2: Contact the building, monument or statue.

  1. Find the contact information on their website.
  2. Call or email them directly and ask what the process is to light up the building, monument or statue. If they need more information about Light It Up 4 HD, you can provide them with this info package. Other materials include photo 1 and photo 2, as well as general HD materials like this poster and this brochure.
  3. Once you know the process, use this template, complete your information, and email it to the site.

Step 3: Wait for confirmation. It could take a couple of days or even up to 4 – 6 weeks; if you don’t hear back, don’t be shy! Go ahead and contact them again.

Step 4: Official confirmation. Some buildings, monuments or statues want official confirmation from HSC. That’s no problem just forward the request to communications@huntingtonsociety.ca and we will confirm you are working on our behalf. Please note: Most sites will need 6 – 8 months to prepare so, let’s start now!


Confirmed sites:

Canada

Alberta

  • Teepee Creek Stampede Grounds, Benanzon: May 3
  • 8th Ave Canopy Lights (Stephen Avenue), Calgary: May 3
  • Calgary Tower, Calgary: May 3
  • McMahon Stadium, Calgary: May 3
  • Olympic Plaza, Calgary: May 3
  • Reconciliation Bridge, Calgary: May 3
  • South Pointe Toyota Dealership, Calgary: May 3
  • Telus Spark Centre, Calgary: May 3
  • ATB Place, Edmonton: May 3
  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton: May 3
  • Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton: May 3
  • Sexsmith Gazebo, Sexsmith: May 3

British Columbia

  • Royal BC Museum, Victoria: May 1-7
  • Bloedel Conservatory (Queen Elizabeth Park), Vancouver: Date TBD
  • Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Victoria: May 15
  • City Hall, Vancouver: May 18
  • Vancouver Convention Centre (Jack Poole Plaza): May 26
  • BC Place Stadium: May 26
  • Science World, Vancouver: May 26

Manitoba

  • City Hall, Brandon: April 30
  • Merchants Hotel, Selkirk: May 3
  • RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg: May 3
  • The Forks, Winnipeg: May 1-3

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Pasadena Place, Pasadena: May 29-31
  • Government House, St. John’s: May 6

New Brunswick

  • Downtown Waterfront, Bathhurst: May 20-25

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax City Hall, Halifax: Date TBD

Ontario

  • City Hall, Brantford: May 6
  • Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge: Date TBD
  • City Hall / Market Square, Guelph: May 3
  • Signature Sign, Hamilton: May 13-17
  • London Life Insurance Building, London: May 13-23
  • London Convention Centre, London: May 13-23
  • London City Hall, London: May 13-23
  • Sifton Properties, London: May 13-23
  • The Museum, Kitchener: All of May
  • Civic Centre Clock Tower, Missisauga: May 22
  • Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls: May 10 at 10 p.m. (fifteen minutes)
  • Town Hall, Oakville: May 30
  • City Hall, Toronto: May 11
  • CN Tower, Toronto: May 2
  • Ripleys Aquarium, Toronto: May 4
  • 3D Toronto Sign – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto: May 11-12
  • McIntyre Headframe, Timmins: Date TBD
  • Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto: May 1-14
  • Canal Bridge, Welland: May 6, 14 and 18
  • Wawa Goose, Wawa: All of May
  • Caesars Windsor, Windsor: May 13-17
  • Big Nickel, Sudbury: May 21-26

Prince Edward Island

  • Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown: May 2-31

Quebec

  • Tour de Montréal, Montréal: May 31

Saskatchewan

  • SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon: May 6
  • RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina: All of May
  • University of Saskatchewan Museum of Antiquities, Saskatoon: May 25

Australia

Ballarat

  • Town Hall Clock: May 10

Geelong

  • Moorabool and Malop Street in Central Geelong: May 25

Geraldton

  • Queens Park Theatre: May 3 to 4

Mandurah

  • Mandurah Bridge: May 4

Melbourne

  • MCG: May 24
  • Flinders Street Station: May 25-26
  • Shot Tower Melbourne Central: May 25-25
  • Melbourne Star: May 25
  • Melbourne Town Hall: May 25
  • Bolte Bridge: May 25
  • City Link Sound Tube: May 25
  • AAMI Park Stadium: May 26
  • Royal Melbourne Exhibition Centre: May 24-26

Perth, WA

  • Burswood: Optus stadium – May 3rd
  • Perth: Elizabeth Quay – May 3rd and 4th
  • East Perth: Trafalgar Bridge – May 3rd and 4th
  • East Perth Matagarup Bridge – May 3rd
  • Perth: Yagan Square – May 3rd
  • Perth: Bell Tower – May 3rd and 4th
  • Fremantle: Fremantle Prison – May 3rd and 4th
  • Mandurah: Mandurah Bridge – May 4th
  • Bunbury: Bunbury Koombana Footbridge – May 3rd
  • Geraldton: Geraldton Queen’s Park Theatre – May 3rd and 4th

Cyprus*

  • The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics: May 17 – 26
  • University of Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit: May 17 – 26
  • Cyprus Museum: May 17 – 26
  • Limasol Castle: May 17 – 26
  • Larnaca Castle: May 17 – 26
  • Lusignian Manor House: May 17 – 26
  • Medieval Monastery, Agia Napa: May 17 – 26
  • Strovolos Municipality: May 17 – 26
  • Paralimni Municipality: May 17 – 26

*HD Awareness Walk to be held May 18 n Agia Napa.

England

  • Grand Central Atrium, Birmingham: May 1-5
  • Blackpool Tower, Blackpool: May 13-14
  • City Hall, Bradford: May 1
  • Mersey Gateway Bridge, Cheshire: May 15
  • Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford: May 1
  • Foster Arches, Bradford: May 1
  • Weymouth Pavillion, Dorset: May 2-8
  • Town Hall, Leeds: May 1
  • Civic Hall, Leeds: May 1
  • Engineering Building, Liverpool: May 13-19
  • George’s Dock, Liverpool: May 13-19
  • Civic Centre, Newcastle: May 1-5
  • Althorp House, Northamptonshire: All of May
  • Smeaton’s Tower, Plymouth: May 13-19
  • Mountbatten Tower, Plymouth: May 13-19
  • Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth: May 15
  • Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: May 13-14
  • Guildhall Square, Southampton: May 13
  • Greenbridge Roundabout, Swindon: All of May
  • Wyvern Theatre, Swindon:  All of May
  • Steve Prescott Bridge, St. Helens – TBC
  • Penshaw monument, Sunderland: May 1-5
  • Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland: May 1-5
  • Keel Square, Sunderland: May 1-5
  • High Street West, Sunderland: May 1-5
  • Market Square, Sunderland: May 1-5
  • Seaburn Lighthouse, Sunderland (Cliffe Park): May 1-5
  • Fulwell Mill, Sunderland: May 1-5

Germany

  • Fürst Niklot, Castle Schwerin, Schwerin: May 11
  • Water Tower at Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum: May 13-14
  • Paritätischer (Meeting Venue), Mönchengladbach Rheydt: May 17
  • Church, Schwalmtal-Hergersdorf: May 17-19
  • Pier and Inner Harbour, Heiligenhafen, May 30-June 2
  • University Hospital Erlangen: May 25

Ireland

  • Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, Dublin: May 13-16
  • Mansion House, Dublin May 13
  • The Convention Centre, Dublin: Date TBD
  • Killarney Municipal District Office, Town Hall, Killarney, Co Kerry: May 13-17
  • Aras an Chontae, Rathass, Tralee, Co Kerry: May 13-17
  • Tralee Municipal District Office, Princes Quay, Tralee,  Co Kerry: May 13-17
  • Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee,  Co Kerry: May 13-17
  • Arás Chill Dara, Kildare County Council, Naas, Co Kildare: May 13
  • Newbridge Town Hall, Kildare: May 13
  • Rock of Cashel, Tipperary: May 15

Mexico

  • Monumento a la Independencia, Mexico City: May 25-26
  • Monumento a Colón, Mexico City: May 25-26
  • Monumento a Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City: May 25-26
  • Glorieta de la Palma, Mexico City: May 25-26
  • Fuente de la Diana cazadora, Mexico City: May 25-26

Northern Ireland

  • Antrim Civic Centre, Antrim: May 7
  • Palace Demesne, Armagh: May 7
  • Town Hall Clock Tower, Ballyclare: May 7
  • Belfast Castle, Belfast: May 7
  • Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast: May 7
  • Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen: May 7
  • Lagan Valley Island Conference and Events Centre, Lisburn: May 7
  • Square Bistro, Lisburn: May 7
  • Mossely Mill Museum, Newtownabbey: May 7
  • Strule Arts Centre, Omagh: May 7

Norway

  • Tjuvtitten Tower, Oslo – May 2-7
  • Kilden Teater – og Konserthus for Sørlandet, Kritiansand: May 28-30
  • Ranheim Health Centre, Trondheim: May 28

Spain

  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela: May 1-31
  • Fachada Ayuntamiento Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela: May 5
  • Torres Hejduk (Cidade da cultura Santiago de Compostela): May 5
  • Fuentes de la Rúa (Vigo): May 5
  • Fuente Valdelasfuentes, Alconbendas, Madrid: May 5
  • Fachada Ayto Valencia: May 6
  • Ayuntamiento de sa Pobla, Palma Mallorca (Isla Baleares): May 4
  • Fachada Ayuntamiento de Santa Marta de Tormes (Salamanca) y Fuente de la Puerta Zamora Salamanca: May 5
  • Glorieta Juan de Austria, Sevilla: May 5
  • Hotel Córdoba Center, Córdoba: May 5
  • Iglesia de San Ginés de Guadalajara: May 5
  • Fachada del Ayuntamiento de Malàga: May 5
  • Valencia City Council Building: May 4-5
  • Salamanca: May 4-5
  • Santa Marta de Tormes: May 4-5
  • Sierra des Fuentes: May 4-5
  • Sa Pobla City Council Building (Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands): May 4-5
  • Fachada del Congreso de los Diptutados, Madrid: May 6
  • Casa de la Cultura de Sierra de Fuetes, Cáceres: May 9-11
  • Fachada Cabildo de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias: May 5


In 2018, 8 countries participated, with a total of 123 sites across the world – the highest number of sites secured to date! 52 of these sites were right here in Canada, with at least one site lit up in every province across the country.

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