SOURCE: Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks

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March 29, 2013 13:41 ET

Chicago to Participate in Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue Campaign in Support of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month

Buildings and Landmarks Illuminate Blue on April 2, 2013 as Part of a Global Initiative to Help Raise Awareness and Shine a Bright Light on a Growing Public Health Crisis

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Signed Proclamation in Honor of Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Signed Proclamation in Honor of Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2013) - Chicagoland area landmarks and retailers will illuminate with special blue lights on the evening of Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in support of Autism Speaks global 4th Annual Light It Up Blue campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.

They join a list of nearly 3,000 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in more than 600 U.S. cities and 50 countries around the world that 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 in support of the millions of families affected by autism.

Throughout the month of April, 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.

The following buildings will participate in the Light It Up Blue campaign throughout the Chicagoland area:

     
100 West Monroe   Glenbrook North, Northbrook
150 N. Michigan Ave.   Hyatt Centre
181 W. Madison St. (MB Real Estate)   Illinois State Capital
20 N. Michigan Ave.   Inter-Continental Hotel
200 West Jackson   Jones Lang LaSalle
221 North LaSalle   Kankakee Depot
225 N. Columbus (Aqua Apartments)   Kankakee Public Library
230 W. Monroe St.   Kankakee Public Safety Center
30 North LaSalle   Lafayette Elementary School, Chicago
30 W. Monroe   LaSalle Wacker Building
300 N LaSalle   McClellan School, Chicago
300 W. Adams   Merchandise Mart
311 S. Wacker Dr.   Michigan Plaza
353 North Clark   Monmouth College
360 N. Michigan Ave.   Navy Pier
500 West Madison   Northwestern University
525 West Monroe   Northwestern University
540 W. Madison   One Financial Place
55 W. Wacker Drive   One N. Dearborn St.
900 North Michigan Shops   One N. LaSalle St.
AON   PNC Centre, One North Franklin
Beard Elementary, Chicago   Reid Murdoch Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois   Richard J. Daley Center
BOMA Chicago   Rivers Casino
Brookfield Zoo   Stock Elementary, Chicago
CBS 2 Chicago   Three First National Plaza
Chicago City Hall   Tribune Tower
Chicago Public Schools Central Office Building   Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
City of Chicago   University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
City of Kankakee Administration Building   Village of Deerfield
Clear Channel Outdoor   Village of Naperville
CME Center - 10 & 30 South Wacker   Village of Northbrook
College of Lake County   Village of Rosemont Fountain
Corporate Center of Northbrook   Western Illinois University
CPS Central office building   Willis Tower
Eastern Illinois University   Wrigley Building
Elim Christian School   Wrigley Field
     

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