The City will mark World Tuberculosis Day on Tuesday 24 March by turning our catenary lights in central Geelong red.
Light Up Red for Tuberculosis (TB) is a global campaign that raises awareness of the disease, which affects 10 million lives a year.
The City has partnered with not-for-profit organisation Results Australia and is joining municipalities across the country by illuminating monuments and buildings in the red hue.
In our case, it will be the catenary lights at the intersection of Moorabool and Malop streets.
While TB is often thought of as a disease of the past, it continues to cause 1.5 million deaths a year.
The City regularly uses the catenary lights to show support of important issues, like turning orange for anti-bullying and blue for Huntington’s disease.
The lights will glow red from 7pm to midnight tonight.
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
As world health is at the forefront of our minds, it’s important to mark annual international days like this to show our support in some way.
It’s a valuable opportunity to reflect on the wellbeing of others in our community, and across the globe.