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On Friday May 19, the State Library partnered with Chron's & Colitis Australia (CCA) to recognise World IBD Day by lighting the Mitchell Library building in purple.
The Day raises awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD’s) that affect over 75,000 Australians and more than 5 million worldwide.
The Library joined several other buildings across the country who were also involved including Sydney Cricket Ground, Melbourne Town Hall and Old Parliament House in Canberra.
Mark Kunach, a member of the Library's Inclusion Advisory Committee and CCA came into recognise the Day and was photographed in front of the lit up Mitchell Library building.