Touro Partners with Caesar’s Entertainment to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month During ‘Light It Up Blue’ at The High Roller
Shortly after the sun set on the Las Vegas Strip on April 20, the families from the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) made their way from The High Roller observation wheel to the crowded promenade below.
At 8 p.m., nearly 75 people, including CADD families, therapists, student volunteers, and staff, donned black shirts with blue lightbulbs on the front and smiled for the group photo with the great wheel in the background.
The wheel, dominating the Las Vegas Strip, had just turned blue in celebration of Autism Awareness Month.
‘Light It Up Blue,’ the invitation-only event made possible thanks to Caesars Entertainment’s continued commitment to supporting Touro’s families affected by autism, was exclusive to children who receive treatment at the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, along with their families and friends.
Before heading down to the promenade for the photo, guests rode The High Roller and enjoyed a private room for food, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more.
“Light It Up Blue is a wonderful way to celebrate our children and their families from the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost of Touro University Nevada. “Thank you to Caesar’s Entertainment for your continuous support of Touro and our Autism Center. This is a night they will never forget.”
“Light It Up Blue is one of our favorite events of the year as we are able to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of our kids in the Center,” said Lisa Kunz, Director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. “It’s so important for us to raise awareness during Autism Awareness Month, and Light It Up Blue is the perfect way to do that.”
Learn more about the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. (CADD)