Team Center for Pediatric Therapies and Building Blocks (Team CPT/BB) began their Shine Blue for Autism fundraising and awareness campaign on Saturday, March 15, 2014, by selling blue light bulbs at Old Navy and Walmart stores in Danville, as well as Kroger in Martinsville.
As one of the many bright colors incorporated into the puzzle piece symbol of autism, blue serves as the official color of Autism Speaks, a national autism science and advocacy organization, and is recognized as the color representing autism spectrum disorder.
In an effort to bring the community together to show their support for autism, Team CPT/BB is selling blue light bulbs for $5, with all proceeds going towards the Team’s fundraising goal to support the Autism Education Fund.
You can purchase a bulb at the following locations:
Danville: Building Blocks Center for Children with Autism, 175 Deer Run Road
Martinsville: Center for Pediatric Therapies, 812 East Church Street
South Boston: Center for Pediatric Therapies, 1438 Seymour Drive
Bulbs will also be sold on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 9am until 1pm at Sam’s Club in Danville.
View the WDBJ news story here: http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/danville-groups-asks-homes-businesses-to-turn-blue-for-autism/24997598
About Shine Blue for Autism
Shine Blue for Autism is a regional campaign inspired by Light It Up Blue, which was a campaign launched in 2010 by Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization. The initiative is held annually on April 2, during World Autism Day, and is intended to raise international awareness of autism as a growing public health crisis. Landmarks, buildings, businesses and homes around the region will be illuminated with blue light on the eve of World Autism Day and continue to shine a light on autism throughout April to recognize National Autism Awareness Month.
Special thanks to Womack Electric Supply and Lowe’s Home Improvement Store of Danville for generously donating the bulbs, and to Walmart, Old Navy and Sam’s Club for their support.