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Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College Will Be Illuminated Blue for a Great Cause!

Iconic monument to be illuminated in blue to support Diabetes Awareness and Prevention
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Iconic Freedom Tower at MDC

Miami, November 13, 2013 - Miami Dade College’s(MDC) National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower will be bathed in blue to commemorate World Diabetes Day. The special illumination will take place on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 14.

World Diabetes Day, celebrated annually on the 14 of November, was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns of the increasing threat of diabetes. According to the latest statistics by the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes. Complications from the disease include: high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and amputations, among others. 

MDC’s Freedom Tower to be Illuminated Blue to Raise Awareness of Diabetes

  • WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:00 PM
  • WHERE: Freedom Tower at MDC 600 Biscayne Boulevard
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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