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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, Winston-Salem City Hall will be illuminated with blue light on Wednesday.

The event is part of the "Light It Up Blue" campaign in which more than 8,400 buildings and landmarks in 1,300 cities around the world will be participating in. The R.J. Reynolds Building, the Millennium Center, the Krispy Kreme corporate offices, and the ABC of NC Child Development Center will also be participating.

Mayor Allen Joines asked that City Hall participate in the campaign and said autism affects hundreds, if not thousands, of children and their families in Winston-Salem.

Anyone who wants to learn more about autism and the Light It Up Blue campaign can go to the Autism Speaks website.

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