Help us make sure the world knows about NF

Neurofibromatosis, or NF, occurs in 1 of every 3,000 people, affecting more than 2.5 million people around the world. So why don’t more people know about it? Because there is no one way to define NF. Just like there is no one way to define a person living with NF. Patients with visible signs of NF struggle to be seen as more than just their NF, while patients whose NF is invisible struggle to make others understand.

Here is how you can help

Shine a Light
Shine a Light
Shine a Light on NF is a grassroots initiative that brings NF awareness into the community by lighting up homes, buildings, bridges and monuments in blue and green throughout the month of May (NF Awareness Month) or on May 17th (World NF Awareness Day). Below are some of the buildings and landmarks in BC that began to "Light Up" May 17th.

British Columbia

  • BC Place
  • The Bloedel Conservatory
  • Burrard Street Bridge
  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Science World
  • Anvil Centre
  • Canada Place
  • Lafarge Lake Fountain
  • Skytrain Guide Pillars & Lights Coquitlam
  • The Look Out on Hastings
  • New Westminster City Hall
  • Telus Garden
  • White Rock Pier
  • Surrey Civic Plaza
  • Leckie Building
  • Olympic Cauldron




  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton (May 18)

British Columbia

  • BC Place
  • The Bloedel Conservatory
  • Burrard Street Bridge
  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Science World
  • Anvil Centre
  • Canada Place
  • Lafarge Lake Fountain
  • Skytrain Guide Pillars & Lights Coquitlam
  • The Look Out on Hastings
  • New Westminster City Hall
  • Telus Garden
  • White Rock Pier
  • Surrey Civic Plaza
  • Leckie Building
  • Olympic Cauldron


  • 3D Toronto Sign, Toronto
  • CN Tower, Toronto
  • Welland Canal Bridge, Welland

Nova Scotia

  • Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Truro



  • Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham (May 1-31)
  • Convention Center, Mobile (May 1-31)
  • RSA Tower, Mobile
  • RSA Tower, Montgomery


  • Gilbert Water Tower, Gilbert
  • The Fountain, Fountain Hills


  • Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock


  • Green Music Center (Sonoma State University), Rohnert Park
  • Lamar Billboard, Los Angeles County (May 9-22)
  • Lamar Billboard, Orange County (May 9-22)
  • San Diego County Administration Building, San Diego (May 18)


  • Beehive Bridge, New Britain
  • Everything Botanical, Washington
  • SpringWorks Headquarters, Stamford


  • City Hall, Miramar (May 1-31)
  • Florida Blue Building (Blue Cross Blue Shield (May 17-23)


  • King & Queen, Atlanta


  • Lamar Advertising Billboard, Boise


  • VGM Group Headquarters, Waterloo


  • Aztec Theater Marquee, Shawnee
  • Evergy Plaza, Topeka


  • State Capital, Baton Rouge


  • Alexion HQ, Boston
  • Boston Science Museum, Boston
  • Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester
  • Longfellow Bridge, Boston
  • TD Garden, Boston
  • Zakim Bridge, Boston


  • Ally Detroit Center, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • Comerica Park, Detroit
  • Federal Reserve, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • First National Building, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • Ford Field, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • Fox Theatre, Detroit
  • Huntington Place, Detroit
  • Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
  • One Campus Martius, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • One Woodward, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • Penobscot Building, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • The Madison, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • The Press/321, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • The Stott, Detroit (May 1-31)
  • The Z Lot, Detroit (May 1-31)


  • Enger Tower, Deluth (May 17-21)
  • Sperry Tower, Minneapolis (May 1)


  • Giralda Tower on the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City
  • Kansas City Power & Light Building, Kansas City
  • Meyer Circle Seahorse Fountain, Kansas City
  • Waldo Water Tower, Kansas City


  • Bob Kerry Bridge, Omaha (May 20)


  • Lamar Billboard, Albany (May 1-31)
  • Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie
  • National Grid, Syracuse
  • Niagara Falls, Niagara
  • One Bryant Park, New York
  • One Five One West 42, New York
  • One World Trade Center Spire, New York
  • OneWTC Podium, New York
  • SvenLIC, New York
  • The Helmsley Building (230 Park Avenue)


  • 300 S Tryon, Charlotte
  • 400 South Church, Charlotte
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte
  • Wells Fargo Building (550 S Tryon), Charlotte


  • Duke Energy Cincinnati Sign (May 16-18)
  • Fountain Square, Cincinnati (May 16-18)
  • The Tower at Kenwood Collections, Cincinnati (May 16-21)


  • Sky Dance Bridge, Oklahoma City


  • Oregon Convention Center, Portland


  • Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
  • Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
  • Market Street/Walnut Street Bridge, Harrisburg (June 20-21)
  • One Liberty Place (1650 Market Street), Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia International Airport Control Tower,Philadelphia


  • Corn Palace, Mitchell (May 6)
  • Falls Park, Sioux Falls (May 7)
  • Fountain, 4th and Broadway, Yankton
  • Lamar Billboard (41st and Louise Ave), Sioux Falls
  • Larry's Heating and Cooling Billboard, Yankton (May 1-31)
  • VIKOR Tower, Sioux Falls (May 21)
  • Walnut Street, Yankton (May 1-31)


  • Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville
  • Korean Veterans Bridge, Nashville
  • Metro CourtHouse, Nashville
  • State Capital Cupola, Nashville


  • Beacon of Hope at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City (May 13-15)
  • Reagan Outdoor Advertising Billboard, Salt Lake City


  • Kenjoh Outdoor Advertising Billboard, Chesapeake


  • Door County Maritime Museum Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower


New South Wales (NSW)

  • M4 Portal, Sydney (11 May)
  • M8 St Peters Interchange (11 May)
  • Commbank Stadium, Sydney (17 May)
  • Darling Quarter, Sydney (17 May)
  • 1 Denison St, North Sydney (17 May)
  • Luna Park Ferris Wheel, Sydney (17 May)
  • Big Banana, Coffs Harbour (17 May)
  • Goulburn Visitors Information Centre, Goulburn (17 May)
  • Goulburn Solider's Club, Goulburn (17 May)
  • Lismore City Hall, Lismore (17 May)
  • Wollongong Function Centre, Wollongong (17 May)

Victoria (VIC)

  • Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne (17 May )
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (17 May)
  • Federation Square, Melbourne (16 May)
  • AAMI Park, Melbourne (17 May)
  • Rialto Towers, Melbourne (17 May)
  • St Kilda Sea Baths, Melbourne (16-17 May)
  • La Trobe University - Science drive and Kingsbury Drive, Melbourne (17 May)
  • Box Hill Town Hall, Box Hill (17 May)
  • Kingston City Clock Tower, Kingston (17 May)
  • Waubra Wind Turbines, Waubra (17 May)
  • Central Goldfields Shire Offices, Maryborough (17 May)
  • The Drum Theatre, Dandenong (16 May)
  • Mooroopana Water Tower, Shepparton (17 May)
  • Monash Park Tree, Shepparton (17 May)
  • Riverlinks Building, Shepparton (17 May)
  • The Catenary, Geelong (17 May)
  • Bendigo Conservatory, Bendigo (17 May)
  • Oak Tree in Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo (17 May)

Queensland (QLD)

  • Victoria Bridge, Brisbane (22 May)
  • Story Bridge, Brisbane (22 May)
  • Reddacliff Place, Brisbane (22 May)
  • Wickham Terrace Car Park Architectural Wall, Brisbane (22 May)
  • University of Queensland (Forgan Smith Building), Brisbane (17 May)
  • Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (21 May)
  • Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Brisbane (22 May)
  • Mount Coo-tha, Brisbane (22 May)
  • Tropical Dome, Brisbane (22 May)
  • Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane (17 May)
  • Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane (17 May)
  • Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane (17 May)
  • Q1, Surfers Paradise (18 May)
  • Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich (17 May)
  • Maryborough City Hall, Fraser Island (17 May)
  • City Hall Annex, Toowoomba (17 May)
  • Empire Theatre, Toowoomba (17 May)
  • Cleveland Lighthouse, Cleveland (17 May)
  • Historic Fig Trees on Walker St, Bundaberg (16-17 May)
  • Townsville Sign, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • Central Park Board Walk, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • Wharton Reef Lighthouse, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • Victoria Bridge, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • George Roberts Bridge, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • Old Magistrates Court House, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • Little Fletcher Bridge, Townsville (23-28 May)
  • Yepoon Beachfront Ampitheatre, Yeppoon (17 May)
  • Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, Yeppoon (17 May)
  • The Singing Ship, Emu Park (17 May)
  • Keppel Sands Foreshore, Livingstone (17 May)
  • Logan Water Tower, Logan (17 May)

South Australia (SA)

  • Riverbank Footbridge, Adelaide (17 May)
  • Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (17 May)
  • Three Rivers Foundation. Adelaide (18 May)
  • Whitmore Square, Adelaide (17 May)
  • SA Power Networks, Adelaide (17 May)
  • Unley Town Hall, Adelaide (17 May)

Western Australia (WA)

  • Albany Town Hall, Albany (9-14 May)
  • Alison Hartman Gardens, Albany (9-14 May)
  • Crown Casino, Perth (10 May)
  • Koombana Footbridge, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Koombana Bay Foreshore, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Marlston Waterfront, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Marlston Hill Lookout, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Guppy Park, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • The Navigators at the Koombana Drive roundabout, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Richmond Reserve, Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Historic Arol Crane (Jetty Road), Bunbury (13-15 May)
  • Perth Council House, Perth (14 May)
  • Perth Concert Hall, Perth (14-15 May)
  • Trafalgar Bridge, East Perth (14 May)
  • The Bell Tower, Perth (17 May)
  • QV1 Building, Perth (17 May)
  • William Grundt Memorial Library, Perth (17 May)
  • Yagan Square, Perth (17 May)
  • Old Perth Gaol, Perth (17 May)
  • Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton (17 May)
  • Brockman Street, Manjimup (17 May)
  • Yagan Square, Perth (17 May)
  • Optus Stadium, Perth (18 May)
  • Joondalup Drive Bridge, Perth (20 May)
  • Matagarup Bridge, Perth (20 May)
  • Mount Street Bridge, Perth (20 May)
  • Northbridge Tunnel, Perth (20 May)
  • Sky Ribbon, Perth (20 May)

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

  • Telstra Tower, Canberra (17 May)
  • Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra (17 May)
  • Old Parliament House, Canberra (17 May)
  • National Carillon, Canberra (17 May)
  • Australian Academy of Science (Shine Dome), Canberra (17 May)
  • Malcolm Fraser Bridge, Canberra (17 May)
  • John Gorton Building, Canberra (17 May)
  • Canberra Regional Informations Centre Water Fountain, Canberra (17 May)
  • 14 Canberra Light Rail Stops, Canberra (17 May)

Tasmania (TAS)

  • Franklin Square, Hobart (10-12 May)
  • Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart (10-12 May)
  • Railway Roundabout Fountain, Hobart (10-12 May)
  • Rose Garden Bridge, Hobart (10-12 May)
  • Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, Hobart (10-12 May)
  • Launceston Town Hall, Launceston (17 May)
  • Cardinal Lights, Mawson Place Hobart (10-12 May)
  • Paranaple Arts & Convention Centre, Devonport (17-18 May)

Northern Territory (NT)

  • Palmerston Water Tower, Darwin (17-22 May)


  • All Saints Parish Church, Otley, West Yorkshire
  • Andrew Marvell Statue, Hull East Yorkshire
  • Arnold's Restaurant, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Barrow Town Hall, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
  • Beacon of Light, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Beckett University, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Bonus Arena Plaza, Hull, East Yorkshire
  • Bournemouth Pier, Hampshire
  • Bridge Street tunnel, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Broadgate columns, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Bury Art Museum, Greater Manchester
  • Centre:MK, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Chester Eastgate Clock, Cheshire
  • Chester Town Hall, Cheshire
  • Christchurch Bridge, Reading, Berkshire
  • Christchurch Spire, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Church of St John the Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Citipark, Merrion Centre, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • City Beach Lights, Southend on Sea, Essex
  • City Hall Clock Tower, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • City Hall, Bristol
  • City Museum, Leeds, West Yorkshire (31st)
  • Civic Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex
  • Civic Hall Leeds, West Yorkshire (31st)
  • Clacton Pier, Essex
  • Corn Exchange, Norfolk
  • Council House, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Coventry Centre Fountain, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire**
  • Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Forster Square Arches, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, Maidstone, Kent
  • Friary Centre, Guildford, Surrey
  • Fulwell Mill, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
  • Gosford Street, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Granary Square Fountains, London
  • Greyfriars Green walkway, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey
  • Guildhall, Guildford, Surrey
  • Guildhall, Hull East Yorkshire
  • Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Huf Haus, Weybridge, Surrey
  • Hull City Hall East Yorkshire
  • Hull Minster East Yorkshire
  • i360, Brighton, East Sussex
  • Inner Ring Road tunnels, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Keel Square, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Leeds Bridge, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Liverpool Convention Centre Merseyside
  • Louis' Fish Bar, Bexhill, East Sussex
  • Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Maritime Museum, Hull East Yorkshire
  • Mazda Fountain, Brighton, East Sussex
  • Mirror Pool, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • National Theatre, London

  • New Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Newgate Bridge, Chester, Cheshire
  • Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • O2 Academy, Leeds., West Yorkshire
  • O2 Guildhall, Southampton
  • One City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Otley Parish Church, West Yorkshire
  • Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Pershore Abbey, Worcestershire
  • Pier Hill Lift, Southend on Sea, Essex
  • PierZip tower, Bournemouth Pier, Hampshire
  • Porters Civic House, Southend on Sea, Essex
  • Preston North End Football Stadium and Splash Sculpture, Lancashire
  • Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull, East Yorkshire
  • Princes Theatre, Clacton
  • Queen Victoria Statue in Queen Victoria Square, Hull East Yorkshire
  • Queens Hotel Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
  • Salesforce Tower, London
  • Seaburn Lighthouse, Cliffe Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • SSE Arena, Wembley, London
  • St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
  • Steve Prescott Bridge, St Helens, Merseyside
  • Sunderland Empire, Tyne and Wear
  • The Globe, Stockton
  • The Mansion at Tatton Park, Cheshire
  • The Playhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool Merseyside
  • The Yard, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Tower 42 (Natwest Tower), London
  • Town Hall Clock, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • Town Hall Clock, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Town Hall Clock, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Town Hall, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Town Hall, Brighton, East Sussex
  • Town Hall, Clacton, Essex
  • Town Hall, Hove, East Sussex
  • Town Hall, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Town Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire (31st)
  • Town Hall, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Trinity Square, Hull, East Yorkshire
  • Tunsgate Arch, Guildford, Surrey
  • Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
  • University of Liverpool School of Engineering, Liverpool Merseyside
  • Victoria Bridge, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Woking, Surrey
  • Wharf Approach bridge, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Whittle Arch, Coventry, West Midlands
  • William Wilberforce monument, Hull, East Yorkshire
  • Worcester University Arena, Worcestershire
  • World Museum, Liverpool Merseyside
  • XSCAPE, Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Youth and Community Centre, Bexhill, East Sussex
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, Surrey
  • Castle grounds, Guildford, Surrey.
  • Lytham Windmill, Lancashire
  • Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent
  • The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • The Hexagon, Reading, Berkshire




  • Pulrose Power Station
  • The Swing Bridge
  • Tower of Refuge


  • San Giacomo Gate, Bergamo
  • Palazzo Del Podestà in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna (May 18)
  • Town Hall, Bolzano
  • Town Hall, Bovezzo (BS)
  • Palazzo della Loggia, Brescia (May 18)
  • Saint Remy Bastion, Cagliari
  • Town Hall, Caino (BS)
  • Royal Palace, Caserta
  • Town Hall, Castel Gandolfo (RM)
  • Town Hall, Castel Mella (BS)
  • Town Hall, Cavaso Del Tomba (TV)
  • Masini Fountain, Cesena (FC)
  • Lighthouse of the Municipal Tower, Cingoli (MC)
  • Michelangelo Fort and Traiano Theatre, Civitavecchia (RM)
  • Camerlata Fountain, Como
  • Civic Tower, Cuneo
  • Fountain of the Republic Square, Ferrara
  • San Niccolò Tower, Florence
  • Fountain in Ordelaffi Square, Forlì
  • Town Hall, Frosinone
  • Town Hall, Gardone Val Trompia (BS)
  • Fountain of de Ferrari Square, Genoa
  • Great Waterfall, Isola del Liri (FR)
  • Municipal Library in 1° Maggio Square, Jesolo (VE)
  • "Jesolo" writing in Drago Square, Jesolo Beach (VE)
  • Town Hall, La Spezia (May 16-17)
  • Municiple Tower in Piazza de Popolo, Latina
  • Sedile in Sant’Oronzo Square, Lecce
  • Town Hall, Livorno
  • Malatestiano Castle, Longiano (FC)
  • Fountain in Vittorio Emanuele II Street - Largo Pradella, Mantua
  • Graziosi Fountain in Largo Garibaldi, Modena
  • Town Hall and Civic Tower, Mestre (Ve)
  • Freedom Square, Montemurlo (PO)
  • Royal Villa, Monza
  • Maschio Angioino, Naples
  • Monument dedicated to the family, Nave (BS)
  • Town Hall, Nicolosi (CT) (May 16-22)
  • Bell Tower of Moroni Palace, Padua
  • Freedom Bridge, Pavia
  • Famedio, Ponte San Pietro (BG)
  • City Palace, Potenza
  • Roman bridge, Rieti
  • Malatestian Fortress, Rimini
  • Fountain of Triton, Rome
  • Nodari Palace, Rovigo
  • Municipal Cloister, Salandra (MT)
  • Volcanological Museum, San Venanzo (TR)
  • Bailo Municipal Library, Sarezzo (BS)
  • Ducal Palace, Sassari
  • Town Hall, Savona
  • Lambertina Door, Senigallia (AN)
  • Chapel of Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Duomo, Trento\
  • Town Hall, Trevignano Romano (RM)
  • Fountain in San Leonardo Square, Treviso
  • Iron sculpture in Via Roma, Treviso
  • Fountain of Neptune in
  • Piazza della Borsa, Trieste
  • Town Hall, Vaiano (PO) (May 19)
  • Ca' Farsetti Palace, Venice
  • Ca' Loredan Palace, Venice
  • Town Hall, Vercelli
  • Statue in front of Town Hall, Villa Carcina (BS)
  • Papal Palace, Viterbo
  • Natural Shopping Centers, Florence
  • Italian Red Cross Committee, Prato


  • Alley Theatre, Derry
  • Ards Centre, County Down
  • Armagh Palace, Armagh
  • Banbridge Old Town Hall, Armagh
  • Belfast City Hall, Belfast
  • City of Derry Airport, Derry
  • Civic Centre, Antrim
  • Civic Headquarters, Lisburn, County Antrim
  • Council Offices, Derry
  • Craigavon Civic Centre, Armagh
  • Dromore Viaduct, Armagh
  • Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh
  • Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, County Antrim
  • McKee Clock, Bangor, County Down
  • Monaghan County Council HQ, County Monaghan
  • Monaghan Market House, County Monaghan
  • Monaghan Motor Tax, County Monaghan
  • Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey, County Antrim
  • Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, County Tyrone
  • The Gaol, Armagh
  • The Tinnies' Let the Dance Begin Sculpture, Derry
  • The Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim
  • Town Hall, Ballyclare, County Antrim
  • Bridewell, Magherafelt
  • Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
  • Council Headquarters, Causeway Coast & Glens Council
  • Down Leisure Centre, Downpatrick, County Down
  • Ranfurly House, Dungannon
  • Town Hall, Newry, County Down
  • Killinchy Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Balloo, Newtownards
  • Leighinmohr House Hotel, Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Town Hall, Warrenpoint, County Down


  • Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisbon


  • Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee, County Kerry
  • City Hall Building, Sligo County
  • City Hall, Cork*
  • City Hall, Dublin
  • County Buildings, Tralee, County Kerry
  • Kildare Council Headquarters, Naas, County Kildare
  • Killarney Town Hall, Killarney, County Kerry
  • Mansion House, Dublin
  • Merchant Quay Council Offices, County Limerick
  • Princes Quay, Tralee, County Kerry
  • The Dublin Convention Centre, Dublin
  • The Dublin Convention Centre, Dublin
  • Town Hall, Newbridge, County Kildare
  • City Hall, Waterford, County Waterford
  • City Library, Waterford, County Waterford
  • Economic Development Offices of Waterford Council, County Waterford
  • Theatre Royal, Waterford, County Waterford
  • Civic Offices, Clonmel, Tipperary
  • Fire Station, Clonmel, Tipperary
  • Council Headquarters, County Laois


  • Allan Church, Bannockburn, Stirling
  • Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Emirates Arena, Glasgow
  • Falkirk Wheel
  • Glasgow College City Campus, Glasgow
  • Glasgow College Riverside Campus, Glasgow
  • His Majestys Theatre, Aberdeen
  • Lerwick Town Hall, Shetland Islands (May 31)
  • Mackays Hotel, Caithness
  • Mareel Cinema & Music Venue, Shetland Islands
  • Marischal College, Aberdeen
  • Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow
  • Ness Bridge, Inverness
  • SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
  • SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • St Andrews House, Edinburgh
  • St Enoch Centre, Glasgow
  • The Bowline, Bowling Harbour
  • The Kelpies


  • Helix Bridge (May 14-17)
  • One Raffles Place (May 14-17)
  • Singapore Flyer
  • National Gallery (May 14-17)
  • Republic Plaza (May 14-17)
  • Ocean Financial Centre (May 14-17)


  • Fuentes ornamentals, Barcelona
  • Casa Consistorial, Burgos (May 22)
  • Puertas de Tierra, Cádiz (May 17 & May 22)
  • Fuente Plaza Mayor, Castellón de la Plana (May 16-18)
  • Muelle de Riotinto, Huelva May 17-18)
  • Fachada Ayuntamient, Jaén (May 17 & May 22)
  • Fuente de Sto.Domingo, León (May 17 & May 22)
  • Cubo de Rebellin, Logroño (May 17 & May 22)
  • Fuente de Murrieta, Logroño (May 17 & May 22)
  • Pasarela N-VI y Fachada del Ayuntamiento, Lugo (May 16-22)
  • Cibeles, Madrid
  • Fachada Ayuntamiento, Palencia
  • Fachada De Cort, Palma de Mallorca (May 17 & 22)
  • Fachada Ayuntamiento, Pamplona (May 17 & 22)
  • Museo Minero, Puerto Llano (May 17 & 22)
  • Fuente de la Puerta de Zamora, Salamanca (May 17 & 22)
  • Fuente de Sto.Tomás, Segovia
  • Fuente del paseo del Espolon, Soria (May 16-22)
  • Perro y Palomar de la Alameda de Cervantes, Soria (May 16-22)
  • Centro cultural palacio de la audiencia, Soria (May 16-22)
  • Fachada Ayuntamiento, Valladolid (May 17 & 22)
  • Cupula del Milenio, Valladolid (May 17 & 22)
  • Rectorate Building at the University of Malaga, Malaga**
  • La Plaza Del Carmen, Granada**


  • Ajuntament (City Hall), Mataró
  • Ajuntament (Town Hall), Breda
  • Ajuntament (Town Hall), Sant Celoni
  • El Liceu (Opera house), Barcelona
  • Font (Fountain), Tordera
  • Fonts del Serrallo (Fountains), Tarragona
  • Gaudí Centre (Museum), Reus
  • Ornamental fountains of Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia-Gran, Via, Rambla Catalunya-Gran
  • Via and Jardinets de Gràcia, Barcelona
  • Palau Robert (Museum), Barcelona
  • Pont d'Anoia (Bridge), Martorell
  • Xemeneia de la fàbrica (Factory Chimney), Premià de Dalt
  • Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Theater), Barcelona
  • Tibidabo - La Talaia (Amusement Park), Barcelona
  • Xemeneia de la fàbrica (Factory Chimney), Premià de Dalt


  • Jet d'Eau, Geneva (May 1)
  • Temple, Morges


  • Barry Hospital, Glamorgan
  • Carmarthen County Hall, Carmarthenshire
  • Castle Coch, Cardiff
  • Civic Centre Clock Tower, Newport
  • Guildhall, Swansea
  • St David's Hotel and Spa, Cardiff
  • University Hospital Llandough, Penarth
  • University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  • Civic Centre, Torfaen
  • Grand Theatre, Swansea
  • Guildhall, Wrexham
  • Harlech Castle footbridge, Gwynedd
  • Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfi
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Wear blue and green on May 17 in honor of World NF Awareness Day and green and blue on May 22 for NF2 Awareness Day!  Find anything blue and/or green in your closet (we promise we won't judge if you're in PJs all day!)
Share NF Facts

Teach others about NF using our Resource Library. Consider sharing one NF fact a day throughout the month on social media, making NF fact lawn signs, or download materials and email to friends, coworkers, teachers, or family who might want to learn more about NF.

Spread the Word on Social Media
  • Change your profile picture to one that celebrates NF Awareness!
  • Download our Facebook Profile Frame or one of our many social media badges below to let everyone know what cause you're supporting.

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The tools below created by the Children’s Tumour Foundation make outreach even easier for you. See the flyer and sample emails you can send below.

Remember, the entire month of May is NF Awareness Month, so if you can't get May 17 (World NF Awareness Day), any day in May will work. Every day is a good day to shine a light on NF!

With your help we can shine brighter. Download your toolkit to make a request in your city.

Let’s work together to Shine a Light on NF!

A few of the sites that joined prior year campaigns, included:

BC Place
Canada Place
Vancouver City Hall
Science World
The Lafarge Lake Fountain

CN Tower, Toronto
Calgary Tower, Calgary
Niagara Falls, New York
City Hall, London
Trafalgar Square Fountains, London
The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
Convention Centre, Dublin
Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle, WA
Bank of America Plaza, Dallas, TX
Zakim Bridge, Boston, MA
First National Building, Detroit, MI

Contact Us

For questions or to request more information on the Shine a Light on NF initiative, please contact us at