Light It Up Blue campaign raises autism awareness on April 2

Various buildings throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania will illuminate with special blue lights on the evening of Tuesday, April 2, in support of Autism Speaks global annual Light It Up Blue campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.

Join a list of nearly 3,000 iconic structures, buildings, landmarks, and homes in more than 600 U.S. cities and 50 countries around the world that will shine a bright light on autism as a growing public health crisis. The Empire State Building in NYC, the Aspen Mountain in Colorado, Niagara Falls in Canada, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and even the International Space Station will all join Autism Speaks and in support of the millions of families affected by autism.

Throughout the month of April, New Jersey residents can lend their additional support by getting involved in three key ways:
Illuminate: Change your white bulbs to blue. Light up your home, business, school, place of worship or even your
website blue to show your support.

Donate: Text Autism to 25383 to donate $10 to Autism Speaks or make a donation on LightItUpBlue.org.

Advocate: Take action as we call on President Obama and Congress to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan to address autism. Sign a petition on LightItUpBlue.org.

Visit www.lightitupblue.org for more fun and creative ways that you can support your neighbors and friends.