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News Release

"M" on Box Springs Mountain Will Be Illuminated Green in Recognition of Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

For immediate release: September 20, 2018

the "M" lit green

The "M" on Box Springs Mountain will be illuminated green tonight in recognition of Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month, which is held every September.

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Most people who have the condition eventually need a wheelchair. Other symptoms include trouble breathing or swallowing.

"No one should have to suffer from muscular dystrophy," said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. "By lighting the "M" green for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month, we are helping to bring awareness to the individuals grappling with this condition and the need for additional research to find a cure." 

City Hall's LED lighting system on Box Springs Mountain for the 'M' is designed to enhance local events and provide a source of civic unity and pride. The default color will be white.

Lighting the ‘M’ promotes the City, its civic institutions, state and federal holidays, and other public events of community significance and times of celebration. The City may accept community requests for special lighting to recognize a specific cause or to commemorate or enhance a specific event. Non-profit and charitable organizations can request that the 'M' be illuminated in specific colors to elevate awareness of their cause. 

Priority in choosing colors for the lights will be given to promoting events that celebrate the City, its civic institutions, City-recognized holidays, public events and festivals. Requests to change the color or pattern of the 'M’s' decorative lights will be accommodated as dates are available. The City reserves the right to deny or modify requests.

Moreno Valley Utility, which serves nearly 6,000 residential and commercial electricity customers across the City, sponsors the lighting of the "M."

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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


Media & Communication Department