Light It Up Blue, MadisonMar 28th, 2013 | By Staff | Category: Community News, Front Page
Across the world, April 2 has become known as World Autism Awareness Day and the month of April has become Autism Awareness Month. On April 2, the community of Madison is being asked to “Light It Up Blue” to show their support for increased awareness and to help raise awareness for autism. In order to “Light It Up Blue,” a person should put up a blue light bulb on their front porch or front window lights.
Many national landmarks, hotels, concert halls, bridges and buildings “Light It Up Blue” each year. The special blue bulbs are available at many hardware stores. Locally Studstill Lumber offers blue light bulbs. You can also find them at Home Depot, Coleman.com, and most Wal-Mart locations. Also on this day, everyone is encouraged to wear blue clothing to help raise awareness.
If you are interested in making a donation to support autism awareness, please visit www.lightitupblue.org where you will find a link to “Donate” at the top of the page. According to the Autism Society website, 1 percent of the population of children have an autism spectrum disorder and it is the fastest growing developmental disability. Please help raise awareness for this life altering disorder and to show your support for those whose lives have been touched by it.