Crazy Horse Memorial Lights Up Blue
Crazy Horse, SD-Crazy Horse Memorial will once again light up the famous mountain carving in blue to support “Light it Up Blue”, a promotion for the United Nation’s World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). The “Light it Up Blue” campaign asks iconic landmarks, communities, businesses and homes around the world to unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. The special lighting will take place on Saturday April, 2, beginning early evening until 10 PM. According to Autism Speaks website; “World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world.” WAAD develops world knowledge of the autism epidemic and celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism. Admission to Crazy Horse Memorial will be waived after 6 pm on April 2nd for everyone.
About Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.