LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – The Center for Disease Control reports one in 88 children have autism.
To raise awareness about autism in La Crosse, the community released blue lanterns into the sky at Fox Hollow Golf Course Sunday.
It was all part of the second annual Light it Up Blue event in La Crosse.
"As a mother of two twins with autism, I know when my twins were recently diagnosed, there wasn't a lot of support, there wasn't a lot of resources. So that's the one thing we wanted to be able to do. Be able to reach out in the community, build more awareness and also branch off of what local resources there are for families," said Kara Schuster, co-founder of the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation.
Money raised from lantern sales will go to the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation. The foundation will use the money to help support families affected by autism.
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