Table Mountain will light up the skyline in blue on Friday night
to mark the United Nations World Diabetes Day.
"Table Mountain now joins more than 1 000 of the world's most
famous landmarks, including New York's Empire State Building, the
Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and
the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, that will be lit
up in blue," said a joint statement issued by SA National Parks,
the City of Cape Town and diabetes company Novo Nordisk.
"Every South African is being asked to show support on this
truly momentous occasion by lighting a blue candle in observance of
the day, and switching off all lights for just 15 minutes during
the time that Table Mountain lights up, conserving energy and
adding a touch of green to all that blue."
Table Mountain is scheduled to light up between 8pm and 10pm.
World Diabetes Day is celebrated on Saturday to mark the birthday
of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived
the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
An estimated 300 million people suffer from Type 2 diabetes
world-wide. –(Sapa, November 2009)
World Diabetes Day
Global diabetes run/walk