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Kansas Citians are encouraged to light their homes blue each night to thank area first responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas Citians are encouraged to light their homes blue each night to thank area first responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting KC are also joining many others in Kansas City and across the country to light national icons blue.

The #LightItBlue campaign will begin on April 9 at 8 p.m.

“On behalf of the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting KC, we invite you to help us light Kansas City blue this Thursday, April 9, in salute of the extraordinary, selfless and brave men and women who are fighting this pandemic 24 hours a day. The goal of this effort,” they continued, “is to create a global expression of support and gratitude to the healthcare and essential professionals who are saving lives around the clock, ‘toward creating a universal symbol of solidarity and hope,'" Royals Chairman and CEO John Sherman, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and Sporting Kansas City Principal Owner Cliff Illig, stated in a joint letter.

All three teams will display the campaign logo on their digital boards at their respective stadiums.

The effort was created in late March in the United Kingdom as major landmarks were lit throughout the country to support their healthcare providers.

Kansas Citians who are also participating are encouraged to use the hashtags #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue on social media.

“Our hope is that Greater Kansas City will participate in support of the extraordinary first responders who are putting their lives on the line each and every day to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Sherman, Hunt and Illig.

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