City Hall will ‘Light-It-Up Green’ for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness
The City of West Hollywood officially recognizes Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in August. Beginning on Monday, August 6, 2018, and throughout the week, West Hollywood will join with cities and organizations across the nation and Light It Up for Muscular Dystrophy. Illumination on the front façade of West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, will glow green to raise awareness about muscular dystrophy (MD).
Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month is a joint effort by those whose lives are affected by muscular dystrophy — by friends, doctors, and those living with the disorder — to keep the public informed about the disorder, its symptoms and the medical advances reached so far. Muscular dystrophy is not a single disease or disorder that affects everyone the same way; rather it is an umbrella term that covers dozens of degenerative conditions.
Light It Up for Muscular Dystrophy is a special opportunity to educate community members about MD and issues affecting the community. The Light It Up Green for MD campaign annually turns the lights that shine on monuments and buildings across the country to lime green. Light It Up was started in 2014 by Nadine Kirby, a mother in Florida, who was hoping to raise awareness of the disease that affects her sons and many others.For more information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Community and Legislative Affairs Division at (323) 848-6460.