Light It Up Blue - World Autism Awareness Day - Autism Speaks

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and John Williams, president of Yesco, Inc agreed to turn the world-famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" blue in conjunction with the annual Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue awareness campaign. Please see details below and join us.

Online PR News – 30-March-2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada – FROM: Autism Speaks
CONTACT: Heidi Naranjo 954-770-2631
heidi.naranjo@autismspeaks.org
Jeff Knoesel 314-443-8068
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The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign TO PARTICIPATE IN AUTISM SPEAKS LIGHT IT UP BLUE CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

Buildings and Landmarks Illuminate Blue on April 2 as Part of a Global Initiative to Help
Raise Awareness for Autism

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will change the bulbs to blue in honor of Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will illuminate with special blue lights on Tuesday, April 2 in support of Autism Speaks’ global annual Light It Up Blue (LIUB) campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will join a list of nearly 5,000 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in more than 600 U.S. cities, 88 countries and all 7 continents around the world 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, along with The “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, Westgate Entertainment District and BIGFOOT 4X4 in support of the millions of families affected by autism.

Throughout the month of April, Las Vegas 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.

DATE: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
TIME: All Day
PLACE: Las Vegas Strip – “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
5100 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Must be authorized by account owner. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Msg & data rates may apply.

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Jeff Knoesel
Autism Speaks
Las Vegas Nevada
314-443-8068