Famous Brazilian Landmark Becomes Symbol for MPS Awareness

Cara Hesse | July 02, 2012

While many people recognize Brazil’s Cristo Redentor statue as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, on May 15th of this year it stood for something else. To commemorate MPS Awareness day, the MPS Alliance joined together with “Eu Quero Viver ” (translated as “I Want to Live”), a Brazilian non-profit organization, and used the famous symbol to spread awareness by lighting it with purple-hued colors to represent the MPS family of diseases. The lighting of the statue helped raise awareness of MPS by gaining widespread media attention for the initiative.

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