"M" on Box Springs Mountain Will Be Illuminated Pink and Blue in Recognition of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
For immediate release: October 19, 2018
The "M" on Box Springs Mountain will be illuminated pink and blue tonight in recognition of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which is held every October.
n 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared that October should be recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month to honor the tragic loss that so many parents experience across the world.
Organizers use the month to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.
“The loss of a child is an unbearable loss,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “By lighting the M pink and blue, we are honoring the babies who left us far too soon and surrounding their grieving parents with love and support."
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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