Press Release Article


Date: Sep 02, 2016
Press Release Number: 160-2016

The George Washington Bridge's 156 LED necklace lights will shine with blue light for the month of September to commemorate National Prostate Health Month.

"The Port Authority is honored to join with Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure by shining a spotlight on men's health," Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said. "Illuminating the George Washington Bridge with blue lights will honor those affected by prostate cancer, and remind everyone of the steps they can take to protect their health."

Ed Randall, Founder and CEO of Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure, said, "Our charity is honored to have the Port Authority light the George Washington Bridge blue through September to bring attention to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Almost as many men will be diagnosed with the number one non-skin cancer this year as cross the George Washington Bridge every month. Let the lighting of this iconic structure serve as a beacon for men's health."

The George Washington Bridge's necklace lighting can be filmed at either of the following New Jersey locations:

  • Fort Lee Historic Park, off Hudson Terrace just south of the bridge.
  • Rockefeller Overlook, north of Exit 1 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway North.

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