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8 Days Until ‘Light It Up Blue’

The countdown is on to April 1st! World Autism Awareness Month is in reach and we are so excited to Light It Up Blue! Every day, leading up to the big day we’ll post highlights, a special interview and much more!

Who’s Lighting It Up Blue?

More than 500 buildings and communities are lighting it up blue! The Cairo Tower in Egypt will be joining the Light It Up Blue campaign! The Cairo Tower is a great city landmark and provides amazing views of the city for all who visit it!

Visit www.lightitupblue.org to get pledge your support and get involved!

Community Spotlight

Today’s virtual interview is with Rebecca Y. from Chicago, Ill. 

Autism Speaks: What are you Lighting Up Blue?
Rebecca Y.:
North Park University Apartments and Houses

AS: Why was the ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign important to you?
: It is important for me because this is my school, and has become my second home. My university is known for getting behind and supporting causes. This is a cause and movement I think many students are unaware of and don’t think will really affect them, personally. However, with the rates of diagnosis of autism climbing throughout the decades, I fear their unawareness will catch up with them one day.

AS: How did you get North Park University on board?
RY: I am planning on lighting up these buildings with help from my RA and through the Residence Life on campus. They are hosting the event and getting blue light bulbs for the different apartments and houses.

Are you lighting up blue too? Take this quick and easy survey to tell us how!

Blue Website Builder of the Day

Kim Porter is our Blue Website Builder of the Day! Check out her page! She has already surpassed her fundraising goal!  Way to go Kim! 

You can build a Blue website too! Just visit this link and get started!

Take the Pledge to go blue and help us shine a light on autism!

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  1. March 25, 2011 at 11:08 am

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