LEBANON LIGHTS BLUE ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD AUTISM DAY 2016

LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2016

On the eve of April 2016, AAA launched the largest Autism Awareness campaign in Lebanon by joining the International 'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign across Lebanon and lighting in blue several major ancient monuments, from the South to the North of Lebanon.

For the first time in Lebanon, The Citadels of Saida, Byblos & Tripoli and Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary, Harissa went blue by AAA, to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon, along with several Lebanese monuments: Safadi Cultural Center, Rashid Karame Int'l Fair, Chateau Rweiss and Jeita Country Club.

Watch it on LBCi Live News April 2nd, 2016 https://youtu.be/s3DxcgBBLW4 

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LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2019

On 2 April 2019,  AAA  'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign at Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary, Harissa to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon. 


Under the patronage of 

HE Violette Khairallah Safadi, Minister of State 

for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth,  Lebanon's iconic statue and Sanctuary of The Lady of Lebanon - Harissa 

has been lit up in magical blue, 

for the third time, to mark the World Autism Awareness Day 

by the AAA - Autism Awareness Association Lebanon

With the presence of Representative of HE Gebran Bassil, 

Minister of Foreign and Emigrants' Affairs advisor to Special needs affairs, 

Mr Joe Rahal ; Father Younen Obeid, Rector of the sanctuary of our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa; Ms Michele Fenianos, Director of the First Lady's office; Mr Juan Hobeiche, President of Jounieh's Municipality;  Mrs Ghada Hayek Makhoul, President of AAA 

along with the members of the association 

and their families and friends.

#ilovesomeonewithautism

Big thanks to Bacchus Production for his continuous support and dedication to our cause.

Photo Credit "Hisham Saba photography"

Rita Akiki for editing

 http://www.lebanonfiles.com/news/1445516 

 https://www.the961.com/awareness/lady-of-lebanon-at-harissa-just-lit-up-in-blue-for-world-autism-day 

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LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2018

On 2 April 2018, AAA  'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign at MTV to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon.

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LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2017

On the eve of April 2017, AAA  'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign at Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary, Harissa to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon.

 https://www.mtv.com.lb/en/news/articles/914167/lady_of_lebanon_harissa_lit_up_in_blue_on_world_autism_day 

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What is 'LIGHT IT UP BLUE' INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN ?

 The 'Light it up blue' for Autism annual campaign 

was launched in 2010 by 'Autism Speaks', 

the largest Autism Organization in the World, 

along with the international autism community 

in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, 

sanctioned by the United Nations  on Dec 2007.


April, is also known as World Autism Month 

in order to commemorate persons with autism and their families.


Thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings 

join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities 

around the world to “light in blue” 

in support of people living with autism.

Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place during April to increase understanding and acceptance and further support people with autism.