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April 09, 2020

Indianapolis to go blue on Thursday to recognize healthcare workers and first responders as part of national #LightItBlue campaign

Indianapolis to go blue on Thursday to recognize healthcare workers and first responders as part of national #LightItBlue campaign

Public invited to honor frontline heroes by wearing blue, displaying #LightItBlue sign, or turning porch lights blue


INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2020 – At 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, many of Indianapolis’s landmarks will “Light It Blue” as part of a national movement to recognize those working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

Participants include:

  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Monument Circle
  • Eli Lilly and Company Corporate Headquarters
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
  • Butler Arts Center at Butler University
  • Regions Tower

“We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women on the front lines of the pandemic, helping to care for our community’s most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “These healthcare professionals and first responders are truly heroes and Thursday’s nationwide celebration is an opportunity for residents to show their appreciation. As Indianapolis comes together and lights the community blue, it is my hope that Indianapolis also renews its commitment to staying home, staying safe, and easing the burden on frontline caregivers.”

In order to comply with current city and state orders designed to flatten the curve, Hoosiers should stay home and follow social media for photos and video feeds of the lights.

There are other ways for individuals or local businesses to get involved while also practicing good social distancing. Ideas include wearing blue clothes, displaying a #LightItBlue sign in their windows or creating a display out of homemade signs, blue streamers or balloons. Those that have the ability to turn their outdoor lights blue are encouraged to do so.

Everyone is also encouraged to show their support of healthcare workers and first responders online with the hashtags #LightItBlue and #INthistogether.


Media Contacts:

  • Lisa Vielee, Well Done Marketing,, 317-979-4424
  • Bob Schultz, Downtown Indy,, 317-442-2155
  • For information on the national campaign, contact Whitney Norris,Whitney.Norris@hkstrategies.comAbout #INthistogetherThe #INthistogether campaign is bringing together the Indiana community to help Hoosiers understand the importance of social distancing. Hoosier companies, community organizations and more can get involved and show their commitment to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Campaign partners include Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis Colts, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Indiana University and Purdue University. For more information or to link to routinely updated health information on, visit #LightItBlueThe #LightItBlue campaign invites businesses and venues across the country to simultaneously turn blue in support of frontline staff and essential workers who are confronting coronavirus in hospitals, grocery stores, and other essential businesses throughout the United States. Building off of the campaign’s inception in the UK, this volunteer campaign has been organized by a collective of leaders from the events and entertainment industry to help show their appreciation to those on the frontline. For more information, visit

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