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Voortrekker Monument turning blue

3 November 2011 No Comment

November is World Diabetics month and in support the Voortrekker Monument will be bathed in blue from 14 November 2011.
The World Diabetics campaign is aimed at educating all levels of society about diabetics.
The IDF (International Diabetics Federation) has called on all countries to promote World Diabetics Day by colouring well-known monuments throughout the world blue.
Blue is the colour of the circle which is the worldwide symbol of diabetics.   
More than 400 monuments and iconic buildings throughout the world will be taking part in the campaign during November.
This include the Voortrekker Monument in South Africa, the London Eye in England, the Christ Statue in Brazil and the Tokyo Tower in Japan.
More than 60 monuments will be lit up in blue in Japan, 82 in Argentina, 34 in Kazakhstan and 21 in the USA.
This year Osram will once again sponsor the blue lights necessary to change the Voortrekker Monument into a blue beacon that can be seen for kilometres.
If you see a strange blue apparition during November where the Monument usually stands… it is still there… clad in blue… diabetics conscious blue! 
Enquiries can be directed to Pieter Cloete on 044 302 7500 or pieter@golife.co.za.

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