Light It Up Blue… Not what you’re thinking
Posted March 31, 2014on:
“Light It Up Blue” is a global campaign that sees thousands of iconic landmarks, cities and towns around the world turn blue on April 2 to recognize World Autism Awareness Day. The campaign highlights the pressing need for greater public education and awareness of autism in our community.
I’m proud to have initiated Antigua’s participation in this campaign for the first time – BUT – I need your help to make it a success and for us to send a strong message to everyone that the Antiguan community is united in our efforts in supporting and celebrating people with autism and increasing awareness about this disorder.
Need some inspiration? Here are a few ways you can ‘Light It Up Blue” on April 2!
- Get your school involved: Host a “Blue Day” fundraiser at your school. Blue cake stalls, wear something blue, blue face painting, blue art day – The ideas are endless!
- Get your workplace involved: Ask clients and colleagues to take part in a “Wear Blue” fundraiser for World Autism Awareness Day. Get creative and have some fun!
- Promote this “Light It Up Blue” campaign via your social media! Share stories (news or personal ones).
- Light up your Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, BBM profile: Change your profile photo to the “Light It Up Blue” logo or any other Autism Awareness graphic – Check out Google Images, there are tons!
- Take lots of photos of any awareness activities/events you host: Share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Would so love if you could tag me (@sackr) in them! You can also email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Purchase autism awareness merchandise and wear/use it proudly! A great range of products available online.
- Contact your MP or anyone running for office and tell them all about World Autism Awareness Day/Month and why it’s so important to you!
See… It’s so easy to get involved.
It’s not only awareness that is being raised when our FB profiles are lit up. We are also helping build understanding of what it means to be affected by autism and building compassion for those with autism and their loved ones.
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (and throughout the month) together – we can unite the world in their honor and for their benefit.
NOTE: Any funds you raise can go towards an organization of your choice that supports the advancement of kids/adults with autism or help start a program in your neighborhood school, a more inclusive kiddies program in your church… It’s totally up to you!