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Sep 1, 2022

Bridges and Landmarks Across the USA Will Illuminate Blue Throughout the Month of September for Alopecia Areata

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

Alopecia Areata is a Serious Autoimmune Disorder with Limited Treatment Options

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 1, 2022-- In recognition of Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, bridges, buildings and other landmarks across the United States will be illuminated blue to raise awareness for this serious autoimmune disease.

The effort will unite U.S. cities in observance of Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, which is recognized annually during September. The current illumination schedule follows below. Any updates or additions to the schedule will be posted here. If you plan to visit an illumination, we invite you to take a photo and tag your social media postings with the hashtag: #LightItUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata.

  • September 1: McNichols Civic CenterDenver, Colorado
  • September 1: Seattle Convention CenterSeattle, Washington
  • September 1-30: Hoover City HallHoover, Alabama
  • September 2: 230 Park Avenue (The Helmsley Building) New York, New York
  • September 2: Niagara FallsNiagara Falls, NY and Ontario, Canada, 10:00 -10:15 p.m. ET
  • September 3: Murray Baker BridgePeoria, Illinois
  • September 3-4: Helix GarageLexington, Kentucky
  • September 4: Peace BridgeBuffalo, New York
  • September 4: Woodburn BridgeWoodburn, Oregon
  • September 6: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial BridgeBoston, Massachusetts
  • September 6: Longfellow BridgeBoston, Massachusetts
  • September 6: Fore River BridgeQuincy, Massachusetts
  • September 6: Kenneth F. Burns Memorial BridgeWorcester, Massachusetts
  • September 6: Nasdaq Tower Times SquareNew York, New York
  • September 6: Pennsylvania State CapitolHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • September 7: Memorial BridgeKittery, Maine
  • September 7-21: Milwaukee County Historical SocietyMilwaukee, Wisconsin
  • September 8: Caesars Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana
  • September 8: Tennessee State CapitolNashville, Tennessee
  • September 8-9: NASCAR Hall of FameCharlotte, North Carolina
  • September 8-17: JUMP - Jack's Urban Meeting PlaceBoise, Idaho
  • September 9-12: Concord HotelConcord, New Hampshire
  • September 9: Waterbury City Hall and Chase BuildingWaterbury, Connecticut
  • September 9: Sakonnet River BridgeTiverton, Rhode Island
  • September 10: Union Plaza BuildingLittle Rock, Arkansas
  • September 10: DoubleTree by Hilton HotelAlbuquerque, New Mexico
  • September 10-11: Strollway Pedestrian BridgeWinston-Salem, North Carolina
  • September 10-11: Green Street Pedestrian BridgeWinston-Salem, North Carolina
  • September 10-11: Twin ArchesWinston-Salem, North Carolina
  • September 12: Las Vegas City HallLas Vegas, Nevada
  • September 12: Davenport SkybridgeDavenport, Iowa
  • September 12: Sperry Tower – Eagen, Minnesota
  • September 13: Marian H. Rochelle Gateway CenterLaramie, Wyoming
  • September 14: Skydance BridgeOklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • September 14: Pacifica HonoluluHonolulu, Hawaii
  • September 15: Governor Mario M. Cuomo BridgeTarrytown, New York
  • September 15: Barclay Damon TowerSyracuse, New York
  • September 15: Union Street Railroad BridgeSalem, Oregon
  • September 16: US17 BridgeCharleston, South Carolina
  • September 16-18: Legislative Hall: Delaware State CapitolDover, Delaware
  • September 17: ARCH/Historic 10th Street BridgeGreat Falls, Montana
  • September 18: JL Tower Anchorage, Alaska
  • September 19: Fargo City HallFargo, North Dakota
  • September 19: Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson BridgePoughkeepsie, New York
  • September 19: RSA Bank Trust BuildingMobile, Alabama
  • September 19: RSA Van Antwerp BuildingMobile, Alabama
  • September 19: RSA Tower BuildingMontgomery Alabama
  • September 19: RSA Judicial BuildingMontgomery, Alabama
  • September 19: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa and Convention CenterMontgomery, Alabama
  • September 20: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy CenterCharlotte, North Carolina
  • September 20: Bakowski Bridge of Lights Shreveport, Louisiana
  • September 21: The Wheel at Icon ParkOrlando, Florida
  • September 22: Nasdaq Tower Times SquareNew York, New York
  • September 22: Pawtucket River BridgePawtucket, Rhode Island
  • September 23: France Avenue LightsEdina, Minnesota
  • September 23-25: Concourse Office Park (King and Queen Buildings)Atlanta, Georgia
  • September 24: Bank of America PlazaDallas, Texas
  • September 24: Elk River BridgeCharleston, West Virginia
  • September 25: Museum at PrairiefireOverland Park, Kansas
  • September 25: Cleveland Terminal TowerCleveland, Ohio
  • September 26: City of Moreno Valley “M”Moreno Valley, California
  • September 26-28: Gilbert Water TowerGilbert, Arizona
  • September 27: Main Street Square SpiresRapid City, South Dakota
  • September 27-30: Blue Bridge  Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • September 28: River Lights in the Rock, Main Street Junction and Clinton Park BridgesLittle Rock, Arkansas
  • September 28: Old Vanderburgh County CourthouseEvansville, Indiana
  • September 28: One Liberty PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
  • September 29: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian BridgeOmaha, Nebraska
  • September 30: Kansas City Power and Light BuildingKansas City, Missouri
  • September 30: Bridge of LightsOcean City, New Jersey
  • September 30: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science CenterVirginia Beach, Virginia

In some instances, a live cam may be available to view the illumination from home. For example, Niagara Falls provides a live cam here, and the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, here. Is there a landmark near you? Help us light up the night sky by reaching out to local landmarks to request a blue illumination for Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, then post a photo with #LightItUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Anyone can join the campaign from the comfort of their own home by changing the light on their porch or in a favorite lamp to blue and taking a selfie with the light to share on social media. Inexpensive blue bulbs are available at local lighting and home improvement stores or online. Be sure to tag #LightItUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata in social media posts.

Special Thanks

On behalf of the alopecia areata community, special thanks to the patient advocacy groups who provide important resources all year long: Bald Girls Do Lunch, National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CANAAF), Alopecia UK and This Is Me Foundation.

Thank you also to all the landmarks coast to coast for recognizing the importance of Alopecia Areata Awareness Month by lighting it up blue for alopecia areata, and to the photographers who shared their images to help raise awareness.

About Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes other areas of the body.

Alopecia areata may affect up to approximately 1.5 million Americans at any given time. The scalp is the most commonly affected area, but any hair-bearing site can be affected alone or together with the scalp. Onset of the disease can occur throughout life and affects both women and men. Alopecia areata can be associated with serious psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression. There are currently limited treatment options available for alopecia areata.

The Light It Up Blue 4 Alopecia Areata campaign is made possible by Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kathryn Morris
(914) 204-6412

Justine Koenigsberg
(781) 674-5284

Source: Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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