October 24, 2019

IG Field to be lit purple for Rett Syndrome Awareness

WINNIPEG, MB., October 24, 2019 – The Winnipeg Football Club will join major attractions across Canada in the October 29th “Light It Up Purple” in support of Rett Syndrome Awareness Day.

The home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Valour FC will join the 3D WINNIPEG sign as part of a nationwide grassroots awareness campaign to #OverPowerRett and bring attention to a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder found almost exclusively in girls.

“Lighting our stadium purple is a small but visible way for us to support awareness of this genetic disorder,” said Wade Miller, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. “We’ll turn IG Field purple just after 8:00 p.m. following the Bisons’ football practice.”

Rett Syndrome is characterized by the loss of speech, motor skills and hand use, coupled with distinctive stereotypical hand movements. There is no found cure.

Photo/Video opportunity:
October 29, 2019 from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Videoboards and ribbon boards will be lit purple. Photo opportunity of interior available by appointment only, email to schedule a time.

Learn more about the Manitoba Rett Syndrome Association:
#OverPowerRett | Facebook  | Instagram & Twitter: @Mbrettsyndrome
Contact: Trish Guimond,