Lighting Up Purple’ for World Prematurity Day
Tuesday 17 November 2020 is World Prematurity Day, a date to focus attention on premature birth. In support, landmarks around the world are `lighting up’ purple to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born prematurely each year and the one million of these babies who sadly lose their fight for life.
A big thanks to the team at March of Dimes who have developed this initiative. While still a reasonably new activity, this has received great support in just a few years. Notable landmarks previously involved worldwide include the Niagara Falls, The Empire State Building and the Trevi Fountain.
This year we have over 25 buildings and landmarks in New Zealand Lighting up Purple for us! Please see list below.
If you are in any of these cities and can take photos of the landmarks lit up over the week 16th-22nd November, we’d love to hear from you! Please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Landmarks/Buildings Lighting Up Purple in NZ:
Sky Tower, Auckland
Eden Park, Auckland
Civic Theatre, Auckland
Cable Car tunnels, Wellington
Carter Fountain, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Bucket Fountain, Cuba Mall, Wellington
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Majestic Centre, Wellington
Upper Hutt fantail sculpture
Lower Hutt Council administration building and clock tower
Carters statue and band rotunda, Carterton
Hastings Clock Tower
Gisborne Clock Tower
Nelson Clock Tower
Palmerston North Clock Tower
New Plymouth Clock Tower
Regent Theatre, Palmerston North
Christchurch Airport and control tower
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Cromwell welcome sign
St Paul’s Cathedral Dunedin
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Otago Boys High
Lookout Point Bridge Southern Motorway (thanks to NZTA and Downer)
Three images from previous years are below and a full gallery of many more images can be seen here.