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Governor and mansion “go blue” for diabetes research

By ThisIsReno

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CARSON CITY — No, your eyes won’t be playing tricks on you. Lights illuminating the Nevada Capitol Building and the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City will turn blue on November 14, 2009. This is an effort to raise awareness of diabetes on World Diabetes Day. The Empire State Building in New York, the Sears Tower in Chicago, Niagara Falls, Los Angeles International Airport, as well as other well known landmarks around the world will be bathed in blue light on November 14. The effort is coordinated by the International Diabetes Foundation. According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, one out of every three children born in the U.S. from the year 2000 on will develop some form of diabetes in their lifetime.

“All Nevadans should be aware of this serious disease and do whatever they can to help find a cure,” Governor Gibbons said, “People can start by visiting the website WWW.JDRF.ORG and looking for ways to volunteer or contribute money.”

World Diabetes Day was introduced in 1991 in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world.

The blue lights at the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City will stay in place until the end of November.

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