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2016 Peace Bridge Commemorative Lighting Proposals

I wasn’t quite sure how the Public Bridge Authority (PBA) went about deciding upon its commemorative lighting decisions throughout the course of the year until I learned that it’s based on submitted proposals. Each year, community groups and organizations send the PBA proposals, asking that the bridge be lit up in colors that reflect their respective causes.

“The Peace Bridge Authority is proud to do our part in raising awareness for charitable causes in both Canada and the United States,” said Anthony Annunziata, Chairman of the Peace Bridge Authority. “We will continue to pay tribute to issues important to the bi-national community, for requests that meet the established criteria.”

Aside from being illuminated for holidays, Bills games, etc., upwards of 100 causes warranted special illumination in 2015:

  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness– January 17
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness (Canada)– February 1
  • American Heart Association– February 6, 21
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness (U.S.)– February 23
  • Epilepsy Awareness– February 26
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness– March 2
  • Colon Cancer Awareness– March 6
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness– March 8
  • World Kidney Day– March 12
  • Down Syndrome Awareness– March 21
  • Diabetes Awareness– March 24
  • National Women’s Month– March 30
  • Parkinson’s Disease Awareness– April 1
  • Autism Awareness– April 2
  • Donate Life (UNYTS)– April 3
  • Military Child Month– April 15
  • Donate Life (UNYTS)– April 17
  • Parkinson’s Disease Awareness– April 24
  • National Travel and Tourism Week– May 4
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness– May 8
  • Lyme Disease Awareness– May 9
  • World Lupus Day– May 10
  • Lung Cancer in Women Awareness (American Lung Assn.)– May 11
  • International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, & Multiple Chemical  Sensitivity– May 12            
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex– May 15
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness– May 16, 17
  • Mental Health Awareness– May 18, 19
  • Autoimmune Disease Awareness– May 22
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness– May 23
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness– May 29
  • Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association)– June 6
  • CDKL5– June 17
  • World Refugee Day– June 19, 20
  • 43North – World’s Leading Startup Competition– June 24
  • Ride for Roswell (Roswell Park Alliance Foundation)– June 26, 27
  • Salvation Army– July 2
  • Garden Walk Buffalo– July 24, 25
  • ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease Awareness Walk– July 31, August 1
  • Mercy Flight Awareness– August 21
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness– August 28
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society– August 31
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness– September 1, September 30
  • Hunger Action Day– September 3
  • World Suicide Prevention Day– September 10
  • Lymphoma Awareness– September 15
  • Hydrocephalus Awareness– September 18
  • Chiari Awareness– September 19
  • Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week– September 20
  • Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk– September 26
  • In memory of James Metz and Alyssa Loschiavo– September 27
  • Dysautonomia Awareness Month– October 1
  • Billieve (Buffalo Bills) – October 2
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day– October 7
  • Addiction Awareness– October 14
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month– October 15
  • Billieve (Buffalo Bills)– October 16
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month– October 21
  • 43North – World’s Leading Startup Competition– October 28, 29
  • Alzheimers Month Awareness; Hospice– November 1
  • Alzheimers Memory Screening Week– November 5
  • Hospice We Honor Veterans Program– November 11
  • Buffalo Bills/Salvation Army Kettle Challenge– November 12
  • In remembrance of the Paris attacks– November 13, 14, 15
  • Diabetes Awareness Month (American Diabetes Association)– November 16
  • World Prematurity Day– November 17
  • Diabetes Awareness Month (American Diabetes Association)– November 18
  • Hospice– November 30

Now the PBA is asking that lighting requests be submitted for the 2016 calendar. Interested parties can apply for bridge lighting request here.

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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