Dam to be lit blue to promote lung cancer awareness

Tonight the public can witness something new: the Hoover Dam turning turquoise to help promote the fight against lung cancer.

The American Lung Association’s Lung Force is celebrating National Women’s Lung Health Week May 7-13 by turning famous landmarks turquoise. This national initiative is to fight lung cancer, a leading cancer killer of women and men in the United States.

“Lung Force is all about getting awareness out to women and those who love them,” said Lynn Billingsley, vice president for Kindred Healthcare and board member for the American Lung Association.

“Last year was the first year the Hoover Dam was lit turquoise, and it went so well they let us do it again,” she said.

The Bureau of Reclamation is helping Lung Force turn Hoover Dam turquoise, and the public is being given unprecedented access to view it from 8:30-10:30 tonight.

The public is encouraged to take pictures and share them on social media with the hashtag #ShowYourLungForce.

The Lung Force Turquoise Takeover is also lighting Downtown Summerlin and the High Roller at the Linq turquoise tonight.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.