Help us make a mark in your local community during Liver Cancer Awareness Month in October. We want to turn the skylines and local landmarks of the UK green by illuminating them at night to raise awareness of liver cancer.
Remember: we don’t need landmarks to be lit up green for the full month. Even one night or one week can raise a lot of awareness!
How to get involved
1) Identify landmark(s)
You will have no doubt seen many buildings in your community that are already lit up at night, these can range from town halls and libraries, to shopping centres, and even major landmarks and monuments. You might be able to find the person or department to contact on their website, or you could reach out to them on social media.
2) Get in touch
You might be able to find the person or department to contact on their website, or you could reach out to them on social media. We have a template letter below, which you can feel free to adapt and send. Many councils and other institutions may be able to change building lighting at relatively short notice.
3) Shout about your success!
If a landmark agrees to light up green in October please do let us know at email@example.com. And if you can pop down on the specific night(s) of the illumination and take a picture we would love to see it! You can also post about it on social media using the hashtags #LightUpForLiver and #LiverCancerAwarenessMonth.
You can copy and adapt the letter below and send it to the relevant authority to ask them to light up your local landmark. Don’t forget to let us know what they say! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear [insert name],
I am writing to you as a member of the community to request your support in raising awareness during Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout the month of October.
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, and along with the global liver cancer community, I am determined to raise awareness of liver cancer. Liver Cancer Awareness Month is an important opportunity to educate the public about liver cancer, its risk factors, prevention, and the importance of early detection.
As part of this effort, I kindly ask that you consider lighting up [Landmark Name], in the colour green during the month of October.
Liver cancer suffers from a chronic lack of awareness and the statistics reveal a sobering reality: only 13% of those diagnosed survive for five years or more, making it one of the least survivable forms of cancer in the UK.
The green colour is widely recognised as the symbol of liver cancer awareness, and by illuminating [Landmark Name] in green, it will send a powerful visual message of solidarity and support to those affected by liver cancer, their families, and the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to combat this disease.
If you do decide to support this initiative, the British Liver Trust, who are encouraging supporters across the country to write to [their local council / local businesses / local organisations – delete as appropriate] asking them to light up their local landmark, will share images on social media and send a press release to the local press.
Please feel free to contact me at [Your Phone Number] or [Your Email Address] to discuss this further or to explore how we can work together to make this initiative a reality.
Thank you for your time and consideration.