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Light It Up Blue

Dear friends,

I’m sharing a smile with you – please take 2 minutes to watch this clip:

On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across the U.S. and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2, 2011. On this day, Autism Speaks and the global autism community will celebrate the fourth annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. In recognition of this historic day, Autism Speaks launched an international campaign called Light It Up Blue whereby over 200 notable buildings, corporate and retail partners will turn their lights blue, among other activities. I am personally working with representatives at our State Capital in downtown Atlanta to Light It Up Blue!

Would you please join me in raising awareness by shining a bright spotlight on autism, a disorder that affects an estimated 67 million individuals worldwide.

Check the Light it Up Blue website for more information:

To support this cause please join my team by donating time or money (click here)

Other ways you can participate:

• Wear blue clothing or your Autism Speaks puzzle piece, and encourage your coworkers to do the same. Sign Up
• Light your house up blue by putting blue light bulbs in any outdoor fixtures. Sign Up (Home Depot is blue light bulbs)
• Raise awareness for Autism online or spread the word about Light It Up Blue.
• Feature the Light it Up Blue logo on your Facebook profile, post on your blog or Tweet about it.

Thanks for helping me light it up blue this year!

I’ve also joined the Walk Committee, supporting this year’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks event, being held at the Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday, May 22nd. I value the importance of the future health of our children and our Country’s future as well.

To support this cause please join my team by donating time or money (click here)

As some of you know, I work with many families who are touched by autism:

For more information:

Thanks so much for your consideration of this important cause. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces on May 22nd!