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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3RD ANNUAL AUTISM SPEAKS TENNESSEE LIGHT IT UP BLUE EVENT, “MIX IT UP BLUE” WILL RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR AUTISM ADVOCACY, RESEARCH AND SERVICES ON APRIL 25 AT SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER Nashville, Tennessee 3/3/2014 – The Tennessee Community of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that its 3rd annual Light It Up Blue fundraising and awareness event, “Mix It Up Blue,” will take place on April 25 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s Curb Family Hall at 7:00pm. Mix It Up Blue will offer guests an exciting evening beginning with photo fun on the blue carpet, followed by cocktails, an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres, a True Blue dessert bar, and a fabulous mix of live entertainment including hoop dancers and music. Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity bid in an extensive silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. Special guests who choose to be a part of the ‘True Blue Friends’ VIP Happy Hour will enjoy an open bar and dazzling cocktail mixology entertainment beginning at 6:00pm. “We really wanted to mix things up this year with a new location and theme,” says Jennifer Wachtel Kates, event Co-Chair. “We are so excited to bring Light It Up Blue and autism awareness to Nashville in a whole new way!” “Mix It Up Blue is dedicated to spreading awareness to the ever-growing local community of young professionals in Nashville as well as continuing to work with our long-time supporters, like corporate sponsor Cunningham Motors,” adds Co-Chair Stephanie Thompson. For details on Mix It Up Blue visit or call 770-451-0570. Light It Up Blue Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue. About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit ###

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