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Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia

Shine a Light on NF

Shine a Light is an initiative that brings NF out of the shadows and into the community as part of NF Awareness Month in May.

By lighting up buildings, monuments and landmarks blue and green on May 17, we put NF in the national spotlight, sparking conversations around the country about a condition that has been invisible for far too long.

how you can help shine a light on NF

2023 will be the third year that Australia will be joining this GLOBAL MOVEMENT led by the Children's Tumor Foundation in the US and supported by NF organisations in 12 countries. 

  • Check dates and locations that are already confirmed below
  • Don't see your town or city? Complete the form below and we will work with you to submit a request (if not already done)
  • Share Your Story. Your experience of living with NF is important as it creates awareness of the condition and it's impact. By aligning stories with locations lighting up, we see increased interest from media. 
  • During May, take a photo of your nearest location and share on your social media platforms, tagging us @ctfaustralia and using the campaign's official hashtag #outoftheshadows

Nominate a Location

Are you a business who has the capacity to light up your shopfront blue and green in May? We would love to hear from you too! Simply contact us at fundraising@ctf.org.au to register your interest and have a chat about how we can support you. 


New South Wales (NSW)
Victoria (VIC)
Queensland (QLD)
South Australia (SA)
Western Australia (WA)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Tasmania (TAS)
Northern Territory (NT)

This initiative is run in collaboration, and with the full support of the Children's Tumor Foundation in the US.

In 2021, the Shine a Light campaign grew to over 319 locations in 12 countries lighting up for the NF cause, including Niagara Falls, London's National Theatre, and La Familia Sagrada in Catalonia, Spain. 

Australia accounted for almost 70 of these locations. 

SHINE a light on nf AT HOME

When we talk about shining a light on NF, this is not limited to major buildings and landmarks. You can also bring this effort to your neighbourhood by lighting up your home in blue and green!

A quick trip to Bunnings or any trade store can sort you out with a range of easy to exchange lights for the front of your house.

But there are also a bunch of other quick and easy ways to do decorate your home that won't cost the world! 

  • Decorating your driveway or sidewalk with chalk pictures, messages or NF facts
  • Add a car decal to your back window - or even putting up in your front window at home! 
  • Making signs for your windows, home or letter box

Thanks to our campaign partners

Thanks to our creative and content partners