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Dozens of Iconic Landmarks, Including The Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The LAX Pylons and Honolulu’s Aloha Tower, to “Light Up Orange” in Recognition of Easterseals’ Impact in the Lives of People with Disabilities

Chicago, April 19, 2019

Media Contact:
Scott Merritt

Dozens of the nation’s most iconic national landmarks will “Light Up Orange” to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Easterseals, which takes place on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Easterseals, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organization, delivers life-changing services and provides powerful advocacy for the one in four Americans who live with disabilities today through a national network of 70 community-based affiliates.

Though Easterseals was founded in 1919, its eponymous “Easter Seals” were created in 1934 and affixed to outgoing mail so that individuals and companies could show their support for changing the lives of people with disabilities.

For a modern twist on the Easter Seal, Easterseals invites Americans to capture pictures of the landmarks and share them on social media to celebrate Easterseals’ centennial. Participation will support the ongoing work of Easterseals to ensure that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered. Individuals should tag Easterseals (@EastersealsHQ) and use the hashtag #Easterseals100.

National lightings will be observed from April 18 through April 26. See below for a full list, by market, of national buildings and landmarks that will “Light Up Orange” to recognize the impact delivered by Easterseals in communities nationwide throughout its 100-year history as it begins its second century of service to America.  For photos and/or video of the lightings visit http://bit.ly/EastersealsLightUpOrange.

Allentown City Hall, Allentown, PA, 4/21
The King and Queen Building, Atlanta, GA, 4/21
Boston City Hall, Boston, MA, 4/21
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston, MA, 4/21
The Vue Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 4/21
The Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, NC, 4/21
One and Two Prudential Center, Chicago, IL, 4/21
BOMA/Chicago, Chicago, IL, 4/22-26
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH, 4/21
Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland, OH, 4/21
Terminal Tower, Cleveland, OH, 4/21
LeVeque Tower, Columbus, OH, 4/18-4/21
Daytona Speedway Tower and Fountain, Daytona, FL, 4/22
Altoona Water Tower, Des Moines, IA, 4/21
Des Moines Financial Center, Des Moines, IA, 4/21
Legislative Hall , Dover, DE, 4/22
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge, Fort Wayne, IN, 4/21
Aloha Tower, Honolulu, HI, 4/21
Houston City Hall, Houston, TX, 4/21
Union Plaza Building, Little Rock, AR, 4/21
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA, 4/21
U.S. Bank Tower, Los Angeles, CA, 4/21
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, CA, 4/21
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, 4/21
Anthony Falls Bridge, Minneapolis, MN, 4/21
Hibernia Tower, New Orleans, LA, 4/22
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 4/21
Empire State Building, New York, NY, 4/22
Helmsley Building, New York, NY, 4/18
The Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City, OK, 4/21
Woodmen Tower, Omaha, NE, 4/22
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 4/21
Take Flight Bird Sculpture, Orlando, FL, 4/22
Tower of Light/Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL, 4/22
Lake Eola Fountain, Orlando, FL, 4/22
Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA, 4/23-24
Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/22
Koppers Building, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/22
Pittsburgh County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/21
Pittsburgh City County Building, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/21
Portland City Hall, Portland, ME, 4/21
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, 4/21
Union Street Railroad Bridge, Salem, OR, 4/20-21
San Diego Convention Center Pavilion, San Diego, CA, 4/21
Santa Monica Clock Tower, Santa Monica, CA, 4/21
Columbia Center, Seattle, WA, 4/21
Tampa Airport Main Terminal, Economy and Rental Car Center Stations, Tampa, FL, 4/22

For more information on Easterseals, visit www.easterseals.com.

For 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Together, our 70 affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5 million people annually through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development adult day care and more. In schools, workplaces and communities, we’re fostering environments where everyone is included and valued – with a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered. Learn more at www.easterseals.com.

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