BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Another tunnel of colorful lights will be unveiled in downtown Birmingham on Wednesday.
The Alabama Organ Center (AOC) will recognize National Donate Life Month by turning the Birmingham Lights green and blue from April 15-22. The Birmingham Lights are located downtown in the historic train underpasses at 14th, 18th, 19th and 20th Streets.
"The lights are a beautiful landmark for the City of Birmingham, and they will be a visible reminder of the nearly 4,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in our community and the generous families who share the Gift of Life," said Ann Rayburn, Senior Manager of Education for AOC.
REV Birmingham initiated the Birmingham Lights project as part of a new program to use the underpass lights as a way to celebrate organizations, institutions and causes.
"When we first conceived of the installations, we knew they would be a great vehicle for bringing awareness to community causes," said REV Birmingham CEO David Fleming. "We've launched this new 'Birmingham Lights for Causes' as a way to both raise awareness and fund future maintenance of the lights."
Approximately half of U.S. adults are registered as organ donors, including over 2.4 million people from the state of Alabama. However, the number of people in need of transplants continues to outpace the number of donor organs. Registering to become a donor is the most effective way to save lives through donation and serves as sign of hope to those who continue to wait.
To register as a donor or for more information about how to get involved, please visit www.alabamaorgancenter.org.
For organizations that are interested in Birmingham Lights for Causes can find information at www.REVBirmingham.org/birmingham-lights-for-causes.