Autism Speaks hosts the "Light It Up Blue" gala

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About 1 out of every 88 children is diagnosed with a form of autism, according to the CDC. With the disorder occurring in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, it's no wonder that advocates have banded together to champion research into a better future for autistic individuals and their families. The Second Annual Autism Speaks Light it Up Blue Gala promotes just that.

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Orchestrated by the Autism Speaks - Greater Carolina Chapter, this fundraiser aims to support global bio-medical research into the causes of autism, as well as its treatments and a cure. The evening will feature food and drink for its guests while live and silent auctions take place.

Friday, April 20. 6:30 p.m. TIAA-CREF Atrium. 8500 Andrew Carnegie Blvd. Black tie optional. For sponsorships and tickets call 704-561-0003 or email Lauren Kidder at Lauren.Kidder@autismspeaks.org.

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