Atlanta Marriott Marquis Shines a (Blue) Light on Autism Awareness

Atlanta hotel joins global 'Light It Up Blue' campaign to support autism awareness month

Apr 06, 2010, 11:07 ET from Atlanta Marriott Marquis

ATLANTA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While the entire month of April is Autism Awareness Month, last Friday, April 2, 2010 was World Autism Awareness Day. To support this worthy cause, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis joined the global effort to draw attention to this disease. As part of the global 'Light It Up Blue' campaign, the luxury hotel in Atlanta was lit in blue to shine a light on autism.

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Autism Awareness Day was designated as an international disease-specific event by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2007. Since its inception, Autism Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Day have inspired communities the world over to join the fight to cure and understand autism.

There are millions of people affected by autism worldwide. While there is currently no cure, those who donate to autism-based support groups, such as Autism Speaks, help to pay for autism-related studies and research efforts that research cures.

To learn more about the 'Light It Up Blue' campaign, visit Or visit to discover how you can support the effort to find a cure for autism. Plus, for a limited time, Autism Speaks will match your contribution, dollar for dollar. So, join the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and help support this worthy cause.

About Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Rediscover the sophisticated Atlanta Marriott Marquis, a destination downtown Atlanta hotel conveniently located in Peachtree Center, offering an indoor connection to MARTA and a short 15 minute ride to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. This contemporary hotel is steps from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and few blocks from CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, and Georgia Dome. The breathtaking atrium is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse and a classically cool cocktail lounge. Take pleasure in 1663 freshly renovated Atlanta accommodations which include 94 spacious suites boasting lavish conveniences and amazing skyline views. Create the perfect atmosphere for a professional conference or sophisticated soiree inside the Atrium Ballroom, showcasing 25,000 square feet of pure extravagance for your attendees at the unrivaled Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

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