Shine a Light

Shine a Light on NF is a grassroots initiative that brings NF awareness into the community by lighting up buildings, bridges and monuments in blue and green.

In 2016, 146 buildings, bridges, and icons turned blue and/or green in recognition of NF on World NF Awareness Day or throughout the month of May. We also aligned efforts with the Neuro Foundation, a national NF charity in the UK, to extend our reach globally.

View a list of 2016 participating locations and view photos, then start thinking about how to get your city involved in 2017!

2016 Recap

The Children’s Tumor Foundation celebrates NF Awareness Month and World NF Awareness Day (May 17th) for lots of reasons: to put NF in the national (and international) limelight, to foster hope in the NF community, and to create wonderful fundraising opportunities for the innovative NF research supported by Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Watch this video to see all the great things our community did to spread NF awareness in 2016.

For questions or more information about NF Awareness Month activities, contact the Communications team at

Picture a World Without NF

What does a world without NF look like? Members of the NF community shared their photos in our Picture a World Without NF Contest and showed how they're fighting for a world without NF.

Logos & Resources

This is a sampling of our exclusive NF Awareness graphics. Change your social media profile picture and spread the word in May! You can also view more CTF logos and graphics in our Resource Library.