April 2 marked World Autism Awareness Day, with April being World Autism Month. Several Cushman & Wakefield property management teams participated during April and lit their properties blue in support of the Light it Up Blue (LIUB) campaign to shine a light on autism.
The LIUB campaign is spearheaded by Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism research and advocacy organization. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. The organization is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
The following Cushman & Wakefield-managed properties “Lit it Up Blue” for World Autism Month:
- 699 Boylston in Boston
- 3005 Highland Parkway in Downers Grove, Ill.
- Wells Fargo Plaza in Boca Raton, Fl.
- MetWest International in Tampa
- 1320 NCR in Arlington, Va.
- Meridian Business Campus in Weston, Fl.
- 404 Washington in Miami
- Northland Center in Bloomington, Minn.
- One America Tower in Indianapolis
Other teams held events and fundraisers to help enhance autism awareness. Our property management team at Bunge North America Headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. held a raffle and raised nearly $700 for Autism Speaks. Other teams, such as the Dallas team at Urban Towers and Arlington, Va. team at 1320 NCR, wore blue and took pictures with the Autism Speaks LIUB selfie sticks to show their support, while also encouraging tenants to participate as well.
“Our team’s efforts increased autism awareness, acceptance, and understanding throughout the country and world,” said Marla Maloney, President, Asset Services, Americas. ”
Click here to view a gallery of Asset Services’ participation in the Light It Up Blue campaign.