Go Green for CP

 


Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood — but it gets the least amount of attention from the media. CP deserves recognition, and I’ve decided to do something about it.

Due to my idea and the help of a local sponsor, The Seattle Great Wheel lit up on World CP Day, October 6, 2018. I was also instrumental in getting the historic event announced on two local television stations.

The Seattle Great Wheel Goes Green for World CP Day! Credit: King 5 News
The Seattle Great Wheel Goes Green for World CP Day 2018! Photo credit: King 5 News

I wanted to do more, so, I created the official Go Green for CP Facebook page. Then, I rolled up my sleeves and went to work. I’ve probably sent 1,000 e-mails, messages, etc. to places in the United States and other countries asking them to light up in green on both National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (March 25) and World CP Day 2019 (October 6). The response has been amazing. My goal is to get all fifty states represented!


Go Green for CP in 2019
Designed by World CP Day

It’s time for CP to SHINE in 2019! Here are the participants in 48+ states on March 25 and/or October 6 (I am the only person to accomplish this) that will Go Green for CP:

United States

Alabama

  • Birmingham City Hall (March 25 – 29 + October 6), Birmingham
  • Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel (March 25 + October 6), Mobile
  • RSA Battle House Tower & Hotel (March 25 + October 6), Mobile
  • RSA Van Antwerp Building (March 25 + October 6), Mobile
  • RSA Tower Building (March 25 + October 6), Montgomery

Alaska

  • The Landing Hotel (March 25 + October 6), Ketchikan

Arizona

  • Gilbert Water Tower – Water Tower Plaza (March 25 + October 5-6), Gilbert
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital (March 1-31 + October 6), Phoenix
  • Tucson City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Tucson

Arkansas

  • Union Plaza Building (March 25 + October 6), Little Rock
  • New Orleans Hotel (March 25 – March 29 + October 6), Eureka Springs

California

  • Microsoft Theater (March 25), Los Angeles
  • US Bank Tower (March 25), Los Angeles
  • 140 New Montgomery (October 6), San Francisco
  • Unplug Meditation Studio (March 25 + October 6), West Hollywood

Colorado

  • Pueblo Memorial Hall (October 6), Pueblo

Connecticut

20 Church Street (October 6), Hartford

Delaware

  • The cupola at Legislative Hall, the state capitol building (October 4-6), Dover
  • Charles W. Cullen Bridge (October 6), Sussex County
  • Delaware Art Museum (March 25), Wilmington 

Florida

  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (October 6), Hollywood
  • 200 East Las Olas Boulevard (March 25 + October 6), Fort Lauderdale
  • Plantation Place Condominiums – buildings 1, 2, + 3 (March 25), Plantation
  • Miami City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Miami
  • Miami Tower (March 25), Miami
  • W South Beach (March 25 + October 6), Miami
  • ICON Orlando 360 (March 25 + October 6), Orlando
  • Tallahassee City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Tallahassee

Georgia

  • King and Queen Buildings (March 25 + October 6), Atlanta
  • North Griffin Animal Hospital (March 25  – March 29 + October 6), Griffin
  • Rosebay Medi Spa (March 25), Augusta

Hawaii 

  • Aloha Tower (March 25 + October 6), Honolulu

Idaho

  • US Bank Building (March 25 + October 6), Boise
  • Zions Bank – 8th and Maine (March 25 + October 6), Boise
  • Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – JUMP (March 25 + October 6), Boise

Illinois

  • Merchandise Mart (March 25), Chicago
  • The Wrigley Building (March 25), Chicago
  • Howlett Building — on the State Capitol Complex (March 25), Springfield
  • Illinois State Capitol — two large light poles on the east side of the building, on 2nd Street (October 6), Springfield

Indiana

  • Indianapolis Power & Light (March 25), Indianapolis
  • Fowler House Mansion (March 25 + October 6), Lafayette

Iowa

  • Financial Center (March 25 + October 6), Des Moines

Kansas

  • Lied Center Kansas (March 25), Lawrence
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center (March 25 + October 6), Manhattan

Kentucky

  • Helix Parking Garage (October 6), Lexington
  • The Kentucky Castle (March 25), Versailles

Louisiana

  • The Fillmore – the Fleur di Lis inside the theater (March 25), New Orleans
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome (March 25 + October 4), New Orleans

Maine

  • Portland City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Portland

Maryland

  • Baltimore City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Baltimore
  • Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower (March 25), Baltimore

Massachusetts

  • Boch Center – The Wang Theatre + Paw Patrol Live! (March 29-31), Boston
  • Boston City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Boston
  • Boston Harbor Hotel (March 25 + October 6), Boston
  • Post Office Square (March 25 + October 6), Boston
  • Prudential Tower (October 6), Boston
  • Leonard Zakim Bridge (March 25 + October 6), Boston
  • Kenneth Burns Bridge (March 25 + October 6), Worcester

Michigan

  • Ford Field (starting at dusk March 25 – 2AM March 26), Detroit

Minnesota

  • Enger Tower, (March 25 + October 6) Duluth
  • Sperry Tower (March 25), Eagan
  • France Avenue (March 25 -31 + October 4), Edina 
  • I-35W Bridge (October 6), Minneapolis

Mississippi

  • Graduate Oxford (March 25 + October 6), Oxford

Missouri

  • The Chase Park Plaza (March 25 + October 6), St. Louis
  • Residence Inn by Marriott St. Louis-Downtown (March 25 + October 6), St. Louis
  • Kansas City Power and Light Building (March 25 + October 6), Kansas City
  • McDonnell Planetarium – St. Louis Science Center (March 25 + October 6), St. Louis

Montana

  • The Historic Florence (March 25 + October 6), Missoula

Nebraska

  • Graduate Lincoln (October 6), Lincoln
  • WoodmenLife Tower (March 25 + October 6), Omaha

Nevada

  • Nevada Governor’s Mansion (March 25 + October 6), Carson City
  • Las Vegas City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Las Vegas

New Hampshire

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (March 25 + October 6), Concord

New Jersey

  • Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place (October 6), Home of Make-A Wish®️New Jersey in Monroe Township
  • Route 52 Causeway Bridge (March 25 + October 6), Ocean City
  • Rutgers University Douglass Student Center (March 25 + October 6), New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Santa Fe Community Convention Center (March 25 + October 6), Santa Fe

New York 

  • Electric Tower (March 25 + October 6), Buffalo
  • Peace Bridge (October 6), Buffalo
  • Mid-Hudson Bridge (March 25 + October 6), Poughkeepsie
  • Rundel Memorial Library Building (October 6), Rochester
  • Helmsley Building (March 25), New York
  • Deno’s Wonder Wheel (October 6), Brooklyn
  • Weylin (March 25 + October 6), Brooklyn
  • Hotel Indigo Long Island – East End (October 6), Riverhead

North Carolina

  • Blumenthal Performing Arts – Belk Theater AND Knight Theater, 10AM – Midnight (March 25 + October 6), Charlotte
  • The VUE (March 25 + October 6), Charlotte

North Dakota

  • Pembina State Museum (March 25 + October 6), Pembina

Ohio

  • Cleveland City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Cleveland
  • Terminal Tower (March 25), Cleveland

Oklahoma

  • The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory – Myriad Botanical Gardens (March 25 + October 6), Oklahoma City
  • 320 South Boston Building (March 25 + October 6), Tulsa

Oregon

  • Union Street Railroad Bridge (March 25 + October 5-6), Salem

Pennsylvania

  • The Lits Building – the block from 7th to 8th street on Market, (March 25 + October 6), Philadelphia
  • One Liberty Place (October 6), Philadelphia
  • Gulf Tower (March 25 + October 6), Pittsburgh
  • King of Prussia District — Five King of Prussia signs (October 6), King of Prussia

Rhode Island

  • Pawtucket River Bridge (March 26 – 29 + October 6), Pawtucket

South Carolina

  • North Charleston Marriott (March 25 + October 6), North Charleston

South Dakota

  • Main Street Square (October 6), Rapid City
  • Westside Park Fountain (October 6), Yankton
  • South Dakota State Capitol Building (March 25), Pierre

Tennessee

  • The Block (March 25 + October 6), Chattanooga
  • Murfreesboro City Hall (March 25 + October 6), Murfreesboro
  • Tennessee State Capitol (March 25 + October 4 – October 6), Nashville
  • The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel – The Island in Pigeon Forge (March 25 + October 6), Pigeon Forge

Texas

  • Bank of America Plaza (March 25 + October 6), Dallas
  • Downtown El Paso Railroad Arches (March 25 + October 6), El Paso
  • Houston City Hall (March 25), Houston
  • Space Center Houston – Independence Plaza exhibit (March 25 + October 6), Houston

Utah

  • Salt Palace Convention Center (March 25 + October 6), Salt Lake City

Vermont

  • New England Federal Credit Union (March 25 + October 6), Burlington, St. Albans City, Williston

Virginia

  • Science Museum of Virginia (March 25 + October 6) , Richmond
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (March 25 + October 6), Virginia Beach

Washington

  • Allen Institute (March 25 + October 6) , Seattle
  • Columbia Center (October 6), Seattle
  • Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (AKA the SR 520 Bridge)  (March 25 + October 6), Seattle
  • The Seattle Great Wheel, (March 25 – 6PM – 10 PM PST)

West Virginia

  • The West Virginia Building (March 25 + October 6), Huntington

Wisconsin

  • Overture Center for the Arts (March 25 + October 6), Madison
  • Pfister Hotel Tower (March 25 + October 6), Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Center (October 6)

Wyoming

  • The Historic Cheyenne Depot Clock Tower (March 25), Cheyenne

Australia

  • Sydney Town Hall (October 6), Sydney

Canada

  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Alberta (October 6)

Ireland

  • The Mansion House, Dublin (October 6)