Light it Up for Huntington’s

Fri October, 2nd 2020

Some of Victoria’s most prominent landmarks will light up in blue in October to raise awareness about Huntington’s disease.

The global Light it Up 4 HD initiative usually takes place in May, but the COVID restrictions in Victoria forced a change in timing.

The landmarks that will light up this year include Flinders St Railway Station, Melbourne Town Hall, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Bolte Bridge.

Huntington’s Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tammy Gardner said it was important to ensure that Victoria did not miss out this year, even with the pandemic.

“Lighting up these buildings and structures is such an important part of raising awareness about Huntington’s and demonstrating support for families who are dealing with this disease every day,” she said.

This year’s Light it Up begins in Ballarat with the Town Hall clock lit up between Friday October 9 and Sunday October 11. The Wodonga water tower will be lit up between October 16 and 19.

In Melbourne, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, the Bolte Bridge, Melbourne Town Hall and the CityLink Sound Tube will be lit up in blue from Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18.

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will light up in blue on Saturday October 17 along with Crown Towers.

Get Involved

Ms Gardner said while it might not be possible to join together outside the buildings lit up this year, there were still things community members could do at home.

Find out how you can get involved here.