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Metro Atlanta buildings go blue for prostate cancer
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Metro Atlanta buildings go blue for prostate cancer

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta buildings have started turning blue this week and the skyline will eventually turn even bluer to bring awareness to prostate cancer.

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Georgia has the 11th highest death rate of prostate cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

This year, 241,000 new cases are expected across the nation.

The "Who do you wear blue for?" campaign will benefit the national Prostate Cancer Foundation and local prostate cancer coalitions, such as Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition.

The official lighting ceremony as Atlanta buildings go blue is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Peachtree Pointe Plaza, 1545 Peachtree Street. The event is sponsored by Vantage Oncology.

Real estate partners include Peachtree Pointe, Eastside Medical Center, Centennial Tower, Concourse Corporate Center (King Building), Fulton County Government Center, Gwinnett Center, DeKalb County Courthouse and State Farmers Market, Atlanta City Hall and American Red Cross.

 

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