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North Georgia: Let your blue light shine
North Georgia: Let your blue light shine

ATLANTA -- April is Autism Awareness Month, and 17 North Georgia landmarks are letting their blue lights shine to raise awareness for this growing health crisis that now affects one in every 110 American children.

On the evenings of Friday, Apr. 1 and Saturday, Apr. 2, the buildings will illuminate special blue lights in support of Autism Speaks' global Light It Up Blue campaign.

Over 700 iconic locations in 180 U.S. cities and 30 countries will glow blue on Apr. 2, which is World Autism Awareness Day.

At dusk on Apr. 1, blue lights will shine from:

* Marriott Marquis Hotel (265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, 30303)

* Fernbank Museum of Natural History (767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, 30307)

* Fox Theatre Marquee (660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 30308)

* Marcus Autism Center (1920 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, 30329)

* Georgia State University

* Georgia Tech

* Kennedy Krieger Institute (1920 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, 30329)

* Metropolis (943 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 30309)

* Sweet Auburn Bread Company (234 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, 30303)

* YEAH! Burger (1168 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, 30318)

* Viewpoint Condominiums (855 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 30308)

* University of West Georgia (1600 Maple Street, Carrollton, 30117)

* Douglasville City Hall (6695 Church Street, 30134)

* Douglasville Public Safety and Municipal Court Building (6704 Church Street, 30134)

* Freedom Island, Douglasville

* O'Neal Plaza (6695 Church Street, Douglasville, 30134)

* Southern Polytechnic State University (1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060)

Members of the community can also participate by lighting their windows and homes with specially marked blue light bulbs, which can be purchased from Home Depot, and wearing blue clothing and the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin on Apr. 2.

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