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Kerry’s Korner #6: ShopRite Lights It Up Blue

This year sixty ShopRites are helping out With Light It Up Blue. The stores are decorating themselves blue while selling Autism Speaks puzzle pieces, wristbands, and shirts to help fundraise for Autism Speaks. In this episode I visit and highlight one of the ShopRite’s located in Livingston, New Jersey. Nicholas Sumas, VP of Operations for Village Supermarkets, which owns 29 ShopRite stores in NY, PA and MD is also highlighted.


Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism. 
Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support. 
Join us now and help shine a light on autism.
Kerry's Korner theme song written and produced by Kyle Cousins.
“It’s like I don’t have autism when I’m on stage”. For Kyle, being on stage unleashes his boundless creativity and allows him a place where he can totally be himself and feel free of all rules. Offstage, Music has been a great gift to his life. He has been singing since childhood and music has also became a tool to unlock vocabulary. On discovering that he could write music during high school it literally opened a new world for him. It allowed him a way to express his feelings and insights about himself and others that had not been available to him before. Kyle says that what he loves about writing music is that “there are no rules”. 

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