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Inaugural Texas A&M ‘Light It Up Blue’ Event Set For Autism Awareness Day April 2

March 29, 2017

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By Texas A&M Autism Speaks U

In support for greater acceptance and understanding of autism, Autism Speaks U is proud to announce Texas A&M’s First Annual Light It Up Blue at TAMU event Sunday, April 2 from 7-9 p.m. in Rudder Plaza.

Light It Up Blue (LIUB) is a campaign that was started by Autism Speaks in honor of the U.N.-sanctioned World Autism Awareness day. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness about autism and its associated costs. LIUB is observed every April 2nd and is celebrated around the world. Many famous monuments have been lit up blue on this special day, including the Empire State Building in NYC, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, and the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

This year, Autism Speaks U at Texas A&M University is planning on hosting its own event in honor of Light It Up Blue, known as Light It Up Blue at TAMU. The celebration is open to the public and will be held on April 2 from 7-9 pm in Rudder Plaza, which will be decorated with blue lights. Rudder Fountain will also be lit up blue on this day. There will be live music by a member of Texas A&M’s HardChord DynaMix Acappella, Justin DYLN Gilbert, as well as face-painting and several carnival games with prizes for the winners. In addition, blue glow sticks, Autism Speaks T-shirts, and baked goods will be sold. Free pizza will be provided for all the attendees.

Visit the Light It Up Blue event page on Facebook for additional details.


This story was originally posted on the Autism Speaks Texas A&M website.

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