A few weeks ago, I wrote about my efforts to get in touch with state government officials, namely Governor Rick Scott and CFO Jeff Atwater concerning the participation of our Capitol Building in the Light It Up Blue worldwide event April 2. I was contacted on Twitter by Mr. Atwater, but still had not gotten confirmation of the event, or any details.
That is until this weekend.
Completely out of the blue (no pun intended), the person who was really the driving force behind last year’s event, Sharon Boyd, commented on my post Seeing Blue?, with some great news. Florida will be participating again this year. This year’s event will be held on April 2 at 6:00, with the lighting at 6:30. Sharon has more about the event on the Facebook page she created for the event, and you can click here for more details. If you are in the Tallahassee area next week, we would love to see you out at the event. Our goal, as Sharon pointed out in her comment, is to make this a yearly tradition and to continue to have it grow. The more awareness we raise about autism, the more educated the general public will be, and that is better for everyone.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can do your part to raise awareness by lighting your home or office blue.