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NF Patients United

Global Network of Neurofibromatosis Patient Organisations

Shine A Light

May is NF Awareness-Month

May is NF Awareness-Month all over the world. Better support and sustainable research for NF can only be achieved if there is more awareness about the condition. The Shine a Light Campaign helps to raise awareness and educate the public on all three types of NF.
To mark this event, the Shine a Light on NF campaign lights up major landmarks around the world in blue and green – representing the colours of NF. All over the world more than 300 buildings were lit on May 17th, 2019 to raise awareness and to give hope to everyone affected by the condition.

Participing buildings

Here you find a list of all participating locations of “Shine a light 2019” in Europe:


  • Ca’ Farsetti, Venezia
  • Ca’ Loredan, Venezia
  • Cappella Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Cascate, Isola del Liri (FR)
  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Duomo, Trento
  • Fontana del Graziosi in Piazza Garibaldi, Modena
  • Fontana Piazza De Ferrari, Regione Liguria, Genova
  • Fontana Piazza Ordelaffi, Forlì
  • Fontana Piazzale Giovannacci, Marghera 
  • Forte Michelangelo, Civitavecchia
  • Palazzo Comunale, Pordenone
  • Il Famedio, Ponte San Pietro (BG)
  • Il sedile, Lecce
  • Maschio Angioino, Napoli
  • Municipio and Torre Civica, Mestre
  • Mura Medioevali e Ponte Romano, Rieti
  • Ospedale Maggiore, Parma
  • Palazzo Comunale, Bolzano
  • Palazzo Comunale, Pistoia
  • Palazzo comunale, Vitulano (Benevento)
  • Palazzo comunale, Tito (PZ)
  • Palazzo della biblioteca comunale del Bailo, Sarezzo (BS)
  • Palazzo della Loggia, Brescia
  • Palazzo della Provincia, Sassari
  • Palazzo di città, Salerno
  • Palazzo di città, Potenza
  • Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza
  • Palazzo Presidenza Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia in piazza Unità d’Italia, Trieste
  • Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna
  • Piazza del Carmine, Cagliari 
  • Pirelli Tower, Milan
  • Porta Lambertina, Senigallia (Ancona)
  • Scuola Primaria, Marsciano (Perugia)
  • Sede CGIL, Torre del Greco (Na)
  • Sede Municipale, Passirano (Brescia)
  • Statua Guido Monaco, Arezzo
  • Statua di Vittorio Emanuele II, Sassari
  • Teatro Comunale, Belluno
  • Teatro Comunale Zandonai, Rovereto
  • Torre Civica del Palazzo Comunale, Latina


  • ARS Electronica Center, Linz
  • Balanced Mind – Center for Pilates and personal Fitness, Linz
  • Casino Baden, Baden
  • Casino Bregenz, Bregenz
  • Casino Graz, Graz
  • Casino Innsbruck, Innsbruck
  • Casino Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel
  • Casino Kleinwalsertal, Kleinwalsertal
  • Casino Linz, Linz
  • Casino Salzburg, Salzburg 
  • Casino Seefeld, Seefeld
  • Casino Velden. Velden
  • Casino Wien, Vienna
  • Casino Zell am See, Zell am See
  • Castle Landskron, Carinthia
  • Danube-Tower, Vienna
  • Emperor-Franz-Josef-Museum, Baden
  • Falkensteiner Hotel Schlosshotel Wörthersee, Velden
  • Ferris Wheel, Vienna
  • Festung Kufstein, Kufstein
  • Fountain Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna
  • Gaislachkoglbahn, Soelden
  • Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Army Museum), Vienna
  • highline179, Reutte
  • IKB Skyscraper, Innsbruck
  • LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz (LENTOS artmuseum), Linz
  • Marina Rohner – Nordwesthaus, Bodensee
  • METAStadt, Vienna
  • Murinsel, Graz
  • Pulverturm Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt
  • Pyramidenkogel – Keutschach am Wörthersee, Carinthia
  • Ski jumping hill, Berg Isel
  • Welios Science Center, Wels


  • Artistic Creation of Zogolopoulos (umbrellas), Thessaloniki
  • Gate of Hadrian, Athens


  • Estátua Equestre D. José I (Equestrian statue of José I), Lisbon
  • Fonte Luminosa em Belém (The light source of the Praça do Império), Belém
  • Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Museum of Archaeology), Lisbon
  • Paços do Concelho (Lisbon City Hall), Lisbon


  • Ashton Memorial, Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Buckinghamshire
  • Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Bridgewater Place Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Bristol Hippodrome
  • Broadgate columns, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Bournemouth Pier, Hampshire
  • Chester Eastgate Clock, Cheshire            
  • Chester Town Hall, Cheshire
  • Christchurch Bridge, Reading, Berkshire   
  • Civic Centre, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear            
  • City Hall Clock Tower, Bradford, West Yorkshire                
  • Civic Hall and Town Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Clacton Pier, Essex
  • Clock Tower, Herne Bay, Kent   
  • Council House, Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Edge Hill University, Lancashire
  • Everyman Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, Merseyside
  • First Direct Arena, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Forster Square Arches, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Friary Centre, Guildford
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
  • Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire
  • Granary Square Fountains, London
  • Guildford Guildhall, Surrey
  • Guildford Spectrum, Surrey        
  • Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire         
  • Heron Tower, London
  • Huf Haus, Weybridge, Surrey
  • Lytham Windmill, Lancashire
  • Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Marine Hall Theatre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
  • Media City UK, Salford, Greater Manchester
  • Merchant Square Fountain, Paddington, London
  • Middlesborough: Centre Square Fountain, North Yorkshire
  • Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, North Yorkshire
  • Mirror Pool, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Mount Batten’s Tower, Plymouth, Devon (May 31)
  • National Theatre, London           
  • New Day Head Office, King’s Cross, London                  
  • New Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • O2 Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • O2 Guildhall, Southampton
  • Old Joe Clocktower, University of Birmingham
  • One City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Otley Parish Church, West Yorkshire
  • Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • PierZip Tower, Bournemouth Pier, Hampshire
  • Preston North End Football Stadium and Splash Sculpture, Lancashire
  • Princes Theatre, Clacton
  • Queen’s Victoria Square Fountains, Hull, East Yorkshire          
  • Regent Road Bridge, Liverpool Merseyside                                         
  • Smeaton’s Tower, Plymouth, Devon (May 31)
  • Southend on Sea Civic Centre, Essex
  • Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • SSE Arena, Wembley, London
  • St Helens Rugby Club Merseyside
  • Sunderland Beacon of Light, Tyne and Wear
  • Sunderland Empire, Tyne and Wear
  • The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • The Parkinson Building Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Devon
  • Tower 42 (Natwest Tower), London
  • Town Hall Clock, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Town Hall, Ipswich
  • Town Hall, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
  • University of Liverpool School of Engineering, Liverpool Merseyside     
  • Worcester University Arena, Worcestershire
  • XSCAPE, Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, Surrey
  • Pulrose Power Station, Isle of Man
  • Swing Bridge, Isle of Man
  • Tower of Refuge, Isle of Man

Northern Ireland

  • Ards Centre, County Down
  • Civic Building, Ballymena, Mid and East
  • Civic Centre, Antrim Northern Ireland
  • Council Offices, Derry
  • Lagan Weir Footbridge, Belfast
  • Larne’s Smiley Buildings Mid and East Antrim, Antrim
  • McKee Clock, Bangor, County Down
  • Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
  • The Braid
  • Town Hall, Ballyclare Northern Ireland


  • Custom House, Greenock Scotland
  • Emirates Arena, Glasgow
  • Glasgow College City Campus, Glasgow
  • Glasgow College Riverside Campus
  • Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow
  • Ness Bridge, Inverness (May 31)
  • Queen Victoria statue, RSA Building, Edinburgh
  • St Enoch Centre, Glasgow
  • The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk
  • The Kelpies, Falkirk 
  • Titan Crane, Clydebank, Glasgow


  • Ajuntament de Lleida (Paeria), Lleida
  • Ajuntament de Sant Celoni, Barcelona
  • El Gaudí Centre de Reus
  • El Molino, Barcelona
  • Font d’El Serrallo, Tarragona
  • Fonts de Barcelona, Barcelona
  • Hotel La Fortalesa, Girona
  • Pont Anoia, Martorell
  • Pont de Manlleu, Barcelona
  • Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona


  • City Hall, Cardiff 
  • Grand Theatre, Swansea               
  • Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff
  • Roath Park Lake Lighthouse, Cardiff
  • St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff

Lit sights in Europe

In a gallery we collected photos of landmarks lit up around Europe this year organised by NFPU organisations. See all the wonderful pictures here:

We thank all supporters and participants who made this beautiful and eye-catching NF-awareness-campaign possible.

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