Uptown Columbus lights up for autism

Uptown Columbus lights up for autism

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - April is Autism Awareness month, and despite the rain, several people turned out to Uptown Columbus Friday, April 18, to pound the pavement for a good cause.

Light Up Columbus is glow run to benefit Autism. Stroller Strong Moms and Uptown Columbus turned the town blue to raise awareness for the disorder, which is the fasted growing developmental disability in the world.

"We do a lot of 5K around the town," says Kimberly Kapacziewski with Stroller Strong Moms. "We thought it is our turn give back to community. My 3-year-old son Cody is autistic so we chose Autism Speaks as our charity partner. What we are doing here is raising awareness for Autism, and we are lighting this town blue."

After the run, participants threw enjoyed a Blue Light Party in a parking garage on Broadway Ave., which had been donated for the event.

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