Blue Lights for Autism
Blue lights blazed at landmark buildings, bridges, museums and other notable spots in 25 U.S. cities and 15 countries to mark Autism Awareness Day on April 1 and 2, kicking off April as Autism Awareness month. The “Light It Up Blue” event is the project of the research and advocacy group Autism Speaks. Among the landmark locations in the U.S. were: the Empire State Building and the New York Stock Exchange, Fenway Park in Boston, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Los Angeles International Airport and the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia. The project included Niagara Falls on the U.S.-Canadian border and extended as far as Sri Lanka, Australia and Saudi Arabia, where Kingdom Tower was bathed in sapphire light. For more stunning images, check out the Autism Speaks Light it Up Blue website.