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Lighting up the world red

Iconic buildings, monuments and landmarks illuminate
every year to show support for World Heart Day

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A powerful visual symbol of our fight against premature mortality caused by cardiovascular disease

Four years ago we started asking buildings and landmarks around the world to light up red to help promote our campaign and raise awareness of the world’s number one killer … cardiovascular disease. Last year, more illuminations took place than ever before, from the Jet d’Eau in Switzerland and the Sky Tower in New Zealand, to Niagara Falls in Canada and the Pyramids in Egypt.

In 2019, we are spreading the word about the consequences of CVDs by reaching even more iconic landmarks around the globe. The Adelaide Oval in Australia, the Calgary Tower in Canada and the Tower of Hercules in Spain have already signed up for this important cause one year more.

Can you help us turn a landmark red?

If there is a landmark in your city or country that you would like to help illuminate for World Heart Day, please contact us at We also encourage you to take initiative and contact the buildings yourself. Join us, spread the word and help us to light up the world red on 29 September!

Dhiraagu tower, Maldives

Jet d’Eau, Geneva, Switzerland

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