Seahawks to Recognize World Diabetes Day

CenturyLink field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, will be lit up in blue on Nov. 14 in recognition of World Diabetes Day.

According to the Seahawk's website, there are currently 670,500 adults in Washington state who are living with diabetes and 29.1 million people nationwide with the disease.

The team has invited fans to participate in the World Diabetes Day event at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, which will include Seahawk's Blue Thunder drumline and Blitz, the mascot.

Go blue

Elsewhere around Seattle and the nation, people have been showing support for the day by dying a streak of their hair blue, a trend being called the Blue Streak Challenge.

Buildings in the city and around the world are donning blue lights to honor the cause, including Seattle's Novo Nordisk building and the Department of Health in Pennsylvania.

The International Diabetes Federation has an interactive
world map which shows users how to pinpoint activities in their area to celebrate World Diabetes Day.

Source: Seattle Seahawks

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