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ITP Australia turns the country purple to help raise awareness for Immune Thrombocytopenia

ITP Australia has worked to illuminate various locations across the country for the last couple of years to help raise awareness for Immune Thrombocytopenia.

Brisbane Town Hall, QLD

For 2022, Patricia was given the task to get locations on board and was tasked with contacting locations, councils and more to light up buildings, sculptures, signs, trees, bridges, stadiums, fountains and more purple for ITP Awareness Week, which was held from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September.

This year’s goal was to light up 50-plus locations across the nation, just more than double what was achieved during the 2021 ITP Awareness Campaign.

Well, Patricia pulled out all of the stops! After calling and emailing nearly 200 locations, she reached the initial target set and kept going!

Ninety-six sites turned purple during ITP Awareness Week, almost DOUBLE the original target.

While there were many iconic structures, including OPTUS Stadium and Sky Ribbon Bridge in Perth, Brisbane’s own Suncorp Stadium and Story Bridge, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Adelaide Oval shining purple, we also received the support of many regional locations.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2022 campaign. We were able to build awareness on a national scale with the support of all the people, organisations and councils that took part.

Optus Stadium, WA

We’d also like to thank everyone who went out to see all the sites that turned purple and those who shared their beautiful photos and videos and tagged us across our social channels.

A special shout out to Lori from The Height Life for taking fantastic drone footage and still shots of some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, including the MCG, Flinders Street Station, and the Royal Exhibition Building.

Lastly, a huge congratulations to Patricia for her incredible energy and effort in delivering such a massive range of locations.

We can’t wait to get started on the locations for 2023. If you would like to see places in your local area lit up in 2023, feel free to reach out to your local councils and see if they can light up purple. If you would like any support, please feel free to reach out or if you have suggestions of locations you would like to see lit up, let us know.


Start planning today for the 2023 ITP Awareness Week.

Light Up a structure in your hometown, or reach out to us to find out how else you can participate!

Dates: Monday 25 to Saturday 30 September 2023

  • I sporT purPle for Platelets Day – Thursday, 28 September 2023
  • National ITP Fundraising DaySaturday, 30 September 2023


WestConnex M8 Bridges, NSW

Unley Town Hall, SA

Story Bridge, QLD

Mategarup Bridge, WA

Burnie City Council Office, TAS

Brockman Street Manjimup, WA