Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Light It Up Blue 2012 - Autism awareness

River Run Angler's is privileged to participate in Light It Up Blue 2012.

Autism awareness is the key to helping the children with autism and finding a cure. With your help, we can LIGHT UP KING COUNTY BLUE for autism awareness this year. (

Join Autism Speaks to Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2012. With your help we will shine a bright spotlight on the public health crisis of autism and improve the future for everyone who struggles with the disorder.

Here are some basic facts about autism
. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that impacts communication,
behavior and social relationships.
. 1 in 110 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, including 1 in 70 boys.
. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.
. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
. Currently, there are no effective means to prevent autism, no fully effective treatments and no cure. Research indicates, however, that early intervention can result in significant improvements.
. Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
. There is no medical detection or cure for

Here are things you can do:

*Light Your House Up Blue - Purchase blue light bulbs from your local
lighting supply store or online and replace your outdoor lighting with these
blue bulbs.
*Wear Blue To Work Day
*Wear blue clothing and ask your co-workers to wear blue too. Consider
asking your colleagues to donate $5 to Autism Speaks.
*Build a blue website - Create a personal fundraising page with your own
picture, personal message, custom URL and email tools to ask friends and
family to support Light It Up Blue with a donation. Help us raise awareness
about autism by spreading the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, or your
personal blog or website.
*Host a cocktail party
*Host a cocktail party and serve blue-themed drinks and food.

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