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Welcome to Las Vegas sign changing colors to support lung health

Posted at 6:59 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 17:10:00-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign changed its colors to support lung health on Wednesday.

Clark County commissioners and representatives from the American Lung Association in Nevada turned the sign turquoise.

“Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women in the United States,” Commissioner Justin Jones said. “It is important to raise awareness of this deadly disease and support life-saving research into new treatments and early detection.”

This is the eighth anniversary of National Women’s Lung Health Week, also known as Turquoise Takeover. Turquoise is the signature color of the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative which works to raise awareness of lung cancer. Residents are encouraged to show their support for this effort by sharing images, videos and positive messages at Lung Association in Nevada social accounts.

The Lung Association encourages everyone to learn about lung cancer and talk to their doctor if they are concerned about their risk.

More information is available through the association’s website.

County Commissioners and representatives from the American Lung Association in Nevada turned on turquoise light bulbs installed on the world-famous welcome sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign. The light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign.