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King and Queen Buildings Glows Blue and Green on May 17 to ‘Shine a Light on NF’

By May 16, 2017January 17th, 2024Awareness

On World NF Awareness Day, buildings, bridges and monuments around the world
will light up blue and green in support of neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder

ATLANTA – May 16, 2017 – The Children’s Tumor Foundation and CureNFwithJack are pleased to announce that, in honor of World NF Awareness Day, the King and Queen buildings, part of the Concourse at Landmark Center, will join over 145 other buildings around the world in lighting up blue, one of the official colors of neurofibromatosis (NF), on May 17, 2017, World NF Awareness Day.

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It affects one in 3,000 people of all populations; there is currently no treatment or cure. Shine a Light on NF is one part of the Children’s Tumor Foundation month-long awareness campaign that includes online and offline events designed to educate the community about this under-recognized genetic disorder.

“Seeing the King and Queen buildings light up in the hallmark blue and green NF colors on May 17 is an honor and a huge deal for CureNFwithJack and all of us in the NF community,” said Beth O’Brien-Burke, co-founder CureNFwithJack. “It is a visual symbol of our hope that increasing awareness will lead to the day that NF no longer exists.”

NF Awareness Month and Shine a Light on NF bring together those living with NF with their families, friends, the larger community, fundraisers and researchers. There are a number of ways for the community to get involved:

  • Upcoming events around the community: 6th Annual CureNFwithJack Golf Tournament ( at The Manor Golf & Country Club (June 6) and the Augusta NF Walk ( at Columbia County Amphitheater (September 30)
  • Visit the Children’s Tumor Foundation calendar ( for even more local community fundraisers and events
  • Purchase exclusive merchandise ( with “I Know a Fighter” and Children’s Tumor Foundation imagery.
  • Follow the Children’s Tumor Foundation (@childrenstumor) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more NF Heroes and stories about how the community is working to end NF.
  • Follow CureNFwithJack (@curenfwithjack) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and learn more about upcoming fundraising events and how you can help end NF.

CureNFwithJack is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to find an effective treatment or cure for NF through the funding of research. Its namesake is in honor of Jack Burke, a 12-year-old local warrior living with NF who committed at a young age to finding a cure for all those affected by NF.  To learn more, visit

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is committed to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefitting those who live with neurofibromatosis, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community. To learn more, visit

Rebecca Harris, Public Relations Manager
Children’s Tumor Foundation
Beth O’Brien-Burke, Co-founder