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Shining A Light

Towers turn colors to shine a light on needs in our community.

Shining A Light

Throughout the year, you can drive down Orange Avenue and see a colorful glow coming from the two towers that frame the entrance of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Community organizations bring attention to their mission by lighting up local landmarks: We’ve turned blue in April for Autism Awareness, Teal for Denim Day to raise awareness about sexual assault and show support for victims, and Turquoise for National Women’s Lung Health Week.

On September 22, the towers were gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Chick-fil-A of Central Florida and Z88.3 teamed up to celebrate the courageous kids fighting cancer at Florida Hospital for Children. More than 200 pediatric cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families attend a special “Evening of the Arts” event. The event started with a reception in the DeVos Family Room, with the Chick-fil-A Cows bringing lots of smiles and hugs. Small groups took tours of the Walt Disney Theater and then the kids and their families headed to the audience of the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater for a special performance with The Magic of Terry Ward and Cirquemosphere. The excitement of the evening ended with a group photo out on the Seneff Arts Plaza with everyone in between the gold lit towers.

The towers will beam bright pink October 4–6 for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every October we light up pink to partner with Florida Hospital for Women, and the launch of their Pink Out events.

To see color changes follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We post photos with a link to the organization so you can get more info and connect with those groups who are serving the needs in our community.