(March 28, 2014) Last night, the Royal Park Bridge – a structure which joins Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida – lit up in blue during a ceremony with Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright. This landmark of the Palm Beaches went blue as part Light It Up Blue, a global initiative to help raise autism awareness and shine a bright light on autism.
Joining the Wrights for the lighting ceremony were local families, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, TD Bank Senior Vice President Brandon Williams, Al Young of South Florida Ford, self-advocate Alonso Velazquez and firefighter Pete Villasuso.
Photos by Lucien Capehart Photography, Inc.
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Wherever you live, you can join in by lighting your work or home blue. See which other buildings around the world will Light It Up Blue for autism awareness and add your building to the list!