Light It Up Blue (LIUB) is a worldwide campaign for autism awareness commemorating the United Nations-designated World Autism Awareness Day and the kick off to Autism Awareness Month. LIUB entails the blue lighting of more than 7000 landmarks across the globe. Some of my favorite spots will be LIUB'd including Sydney's Opera House, Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue, The Great Pyramids in Egypt and even the Empire State Building in NYC.
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It is estimated that 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys are affected by Autism. LIUB shines a blue light on Autism, which is a complex set of developmental brain disorders that is a growing health problem globally.
Aspen, given it's iconic status in the ski world has gathered together to support LIUB. AspenSpin attended the posh gala at The Little Nell and skied a few laps on Aspen Mountain in support of LIUB: Aspen's Vertical Blue program. Vertical Blue pledged to ski 1 million vertical feet in a fun raising exercise at all four mountains in Aspen.
LIUB Aspen's Gala honored Ed Brown, CEO of Paton, actor Max Burkholder who plays Max Braverman on NBC's Parenthood and celebrity chef Franklin Becker. The beneficiaries of the funds raised by LIUB Aspen are Autism Speaks and Extreme Sports Camp which provides athletic experience for autism.
The gala was super-sweet and attended by a glittering crowd of blue-clad supporters. Aspen Mountain shined in blue...although the display was somewhat distorted by the POW POW that we received tonight.
Please share the love on-line and off with LIUB.
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