Chicago Goes Teal Thursday Night For Alzheimer's Awareness

Bernie Tafoya
November 08, 2018 - 1:01 pm

Alzheimer's Foundation

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago is going teal Thursday night. 

Many Chicago landmarks will be lit Thursday night in the color teal to raise Alzheimer's awareness as part of the Alzheimer's Foundation of Americas Light the World in Teal program.

The annual program aims to literally "shine a spotlight" on Alzheimer's disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it. The Chicago landmarks will be joined by nearly 300 other sites across the country and around the world in going teal for Alzheimer's awareness.

Participating Chicago landmarks include:

  • Willis Tower
  • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
  • The Wrigley Building
  • 875 North Michigan Avenue Building
  • Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel 
  • Loews Chicago Hotel
  • One Prudential Plaza
  • InterContinental Chicago 
  • One Prudential Plaza
  • The Willis Tower, 
  • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
  • One South Dearborn 

"We thank these Chicago landmarks for helping to bring the battle against Alzheimer's disease to the forefront and inspiring others to join the fight," said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFAs President and CEO, in a statement. "From the most iconic buildings to those in small towns throughout the country, every site that is going teal for Alzheimers awareness on November 8 is helping to enlighten people about this growing health epidemic which is affecting millions of families."

This year marks the campaigns fifth year and has the largest number of participating landmarks since the program's inception. For more information about AFAs Light the World program, including a list of participating landmarks, visit www.alzfdn.org/lighttheworldinteal