Press Release Article


Date: Sep 12, 2014
Press Release Number: 185-2014

JFK Tower and George Washington Bridge Bathed in Blue

Beginning tonight, the JFK Control tower will illuminate in blue in observance of National Prostate Health Month. The Port Authority also has marked the month by lighting the George Washington Bridge necklace with blue LED lights.

The George Washington Bridge will remain lit for the month of September, and the JFK Control Tower will be aglow through Sunday night, September 14 to help spread the message of prostate cancer awareness and prevention.

"The Port Authority is honored to join with Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure Mission by placing a spotlight on men's health," said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. "The lighting of our bridge and airport tower is a way we can honor those affected with prostate cancer while bringing attention to this serious issue."

"The Port Authority joins the nation in observing September as Prostate Health Month," said Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Deb Gramiccioni. "These blue lights are a symbol of comfort and hope, a call to action that reminds us that we must do our part, and our agency is proud to support this cause."

Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure Mission seeks to save lives by increasing awareness of prostate cancer, and the life-saving value of early detection, while providing education and information about cutting-edge research to reduce risk and assist in detecting and treating prostate cancer. To learn more about the charity's mission, please visit

Media interested in filming the necklace lighting or the JFK air traffic control tower must call Port Authority Media Relations at 212-435-7777 for access.

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