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 support cerebral palsy awareness on both National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (March 25) and World CP Day 2019 (October 6). The response has been amazing! Almost all of the participants are lighting up in March AND October. My goal is to get all fifty states represented!

It’s time for CP to SHINE in 2019! I’ve never been more excited to show the world What CP Looks Like! Keep checking this post and/or the official FB page for updates. 


Go Green for CP in 2019
Designed by World CP Day

Here are the participants in ALL 50 states that will Go Green for CP on March 25, 2019 for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day:

United States

Alabama

  • Birmingham City Hall (March 25 – 29), Birmingham
  • RSA Tower, Mobile
  • RSA Tower, Montgomery

Alaska

  • The Landing Hotel, Ketchikan

Arizona

  • Gilbert Water Tower, Gilbert
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital (March 1-31), Phoenix
  • Tucson City Hall, Tucson

Arkansas

  • Union Plaza Building, Little Rock
  • New Orleans Hotel, Eureka Springs

California

  • US Bank Tower, Los Angeles
  • 140 New Montgomery, San Francisco
  • Unplug Meditation Studio, West Hollywood

Colorado

  • Pueblo Memorial Hall, Pueblo

Connecticut

  • 20 Church Street, Hartford

Delaware

  • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 

Florida

  • 200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
  • Plantation Place Condominium, Plantation
  • ICON Orlando 360, Orlando
  • Miami City Hall, Miami
  • Miami Tower, Miami
  • W South Beach, Miami
  • Tallahassee City Hall, Tallahassee

Georgia

  • Rosebay Medi Spa, Augusta
  • King and Queen Buildings, Atlanta
  • North Griffin Animal Hospital, Griffin

Hawaii 

  • Aloha Tower, Honolulu

Idaho

  • US Bank Building, Boise
  • 8th and Maine, Boise
  • Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (Jump), Boise

Illinois

  • Merchandise Mart, Chicago
  • The Wrigley Building, Chicago
  • Howlett Building (on the State Capitol Complex), Springfield

Indiana

  • Indianapolis Power & Light, Indianapolis
  • Fowler House Mansion, Lafayette

Iowa

  • Financial Center, Des Moines

Kansas

  • Lied Center Kansas, Lawrence
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan

Kentucky

  • The Kentucky Castle, Versailles

Louisiana

  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Maine

  • Portland City Hall, Portland

Maryland

  • Baltimore City Hall Dome, Baltimore
  • Emerson-Seltzer Bromo Arts Tower (Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower), Baltimore

Massachusetts

  • TD Garden, Boston
  • Boch Center (March 29-31), Boston
  • Boston City Hall, Boston
  • Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston
  • Post Office Square, Boston
  • Prudential Tower, Boston
  • Leonard Zakim Bridge, Boston
  • Kenneth Burns Bridge, Worcester

Michigan

  • Ford Field, Detroit

Minnesota

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

Mississippi

  • Graduate Hotel, Oxford

Missouri

  • The Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis
  • Marriott Residence Inn St. Louis Downtown, St. Louis
  • Kansas City Power and Light Building
  • James S. McDonnell Planetarium (St. Louis Science Center), St. Louis

Montana

  • The Historic Florence, Missoula

Nebraska

  • Graduate Hotel, Lincoln
  • WoodmenLife Tower, Omaha

Nevada

  • Nevada Governor’s Mansion, Carson City
  • Las Vegas City Hall, Las Vegas

New Hampshire

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord

New Jersey

  • Route 52 Causeway Bridge, Ocean City
  • Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Santa Fe Community Convention Center

New York 

  • The Peace Bridge (October 6), Buffalo
  • Electric Tower, Buffalo
  • Helmsley Building, New York
  • Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie
  • Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Brooklyn
  • Weylin, Brooklyn
  • Hotel Indigo Long Island – East End, Riverhead

North Carolina

  • Blumenthal Performing Arts (Belk Theater AND Knight Theater, 10AM – Midnight), Charlotte
  • The VUE, Charlotte

North Dakota

  • Pembina State Museum, Pembina

Ohio

  • Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland
  • Terminal Tower, Cleveland

Oklahoma

  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, Oklahoma City
  • 320 South Boston Building, Tulsa

Oregon

  • Union Street Railroad Bridge, Salem

Pennsylvania

  • Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh
  • The Lits Building (8th & Market), Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

  • Pawtucket River Bridge, Pawtucket

South Carolina

  • North Charleston Marriott, North Charleston

South Dakota

  • South Dakota State Capitol, Pierre

Tennessee

  • The Block, Chattanooga
  • Murfreesboro City Hall, Murfreesboro
  • The Island in Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge
  • State Capitol Cupola, Nashville

Texas

  • Bank of America Plaza, Dallas
  • Downtown El Paso Railroad Arches, El Paso
  • Houston City Hall, Houston
  • Space Center Houston, Houston

Utah

  • Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City

Vermont

  • New England Federal Credit Union (all three branches), Vermont

Virginia

  • Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach

Washington

  • The Seattle Great Wheel (6PM – 10 PM PST)
  • Allen Institute, Seattle
  • Columbia Center (October 6), Seattle
  • SR 520 Floating Bridge, Seattle

West Virginia

  • The West Virginia Building, Huntington

Wisconsin

  • Overture Center for the Arts, Madison
  • Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

Wyoming

  • The Historic Cheyenne Depot Clock Tower, Cheyenne

Australia

  • Sydney Town Hall (October 6), Sydney

Canada

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