Buildings, landmarks, and businesses across North America were lit purple on April 13 for sarcoidosis awareness.
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) co-ordinates with lighting partners for the initiative called Illuminate the Night: Shine a Light. The Durst Organization and One World Trade Center, the first partners inspired a worldwide movement.
“We are so grateful to business owners, legislators, and property managers who have responded to the calls of our volunteers to use their platforms to increase public awareness of the inflammatory disease,” said FSR’s executive director Ginger Spitzer. “While progress is being made in research, the illness has no known cause, limited treatment options, and is currently without a cure. This event is invaluable to the patients and loved ones of those who live with the disease every day.”
Photos of the event can be found using the hashtag #LitforSarc. Visit www.stopsarcoidosis.org/litforsarc for more information.