“Light It Up Blue” begins April 2

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:35am

Beginning at dusk Tuesday, April 2, the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., will be illuminated in blue to commemorate “Light It Up Blue.”

Sponsored by Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, the Light It Up Blue (LIUB) campaign helps raise awareness for Autism Awareness Day, Autism Awareness Month and the more than 70 million people worldwide living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

In addition, LIUB helps increase understanding and acceptance of autism, celebrates and recognizes the unique talents and skills of people with autism and brings attention to the needs of people with autism. In honor of this important initiative, thousands of iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges, and retail stores around the world take part in LIUB to show their support of people with autism.

Throughout April, Wake Forest area residents can lend their additional support by getting involved in four key ways:

  • Post a picture of yourself in front of Town Hall on social media and use the hashtags #LIUB #LightItUpBlue #TOWF.

  • Illuminate: Change your white bulbs to blue. Light up your home, business, school, place of worship or website to show your support.

  • Wear a blue t-shirt, scarf, tie, etc., and ask your friends, coworkers or classmates to do it too!

  • Turn your Facebook or Twitter profile picture blue.

For more information on World Autism Month and Light It Up Blue, visit www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-month or contact Special Needs Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093 or kschurtz@wakeforestnc.gov.