POLAND The real estate industry has been preparing for the autism awareness month in April as well as the Light It Up Blue campaign.
Light It Up Blue is a global campaign which was begun in 2011 by American organisation Autism Speaks. In Poland it is organised by the Synapsis foundation representing the parents of autistic children. On April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day, Buildings are to be illuminated in blue as a sign of solidarity with those affected by autism. The blue lights will mark the beginning of the autism awareness month with the participation of non-governmental organisations, state and local authorities as well as informal groups promoting awareness about autism – a disorder which according to some estimates affects 1 out of 150 children. The United Nations considers autism to be one of the most significant health problems of the world, alongside cancer, diabetes and AIDS. “We encourage the real estate industry to mark Autism Awareness Month in three ways: light up – get involved in the blue illumination of building as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign, educate – organise a workshop with an expert from the Synapsis foundation for your co-workers, support – donate money for the diagnosis or therapy of sufferers of autism,” says Łukasz Kościuczuk from the Synapsis foundation. More than 100 buildings all over Poland were part of the campaign in 2016. As many as 20 real estate companies as well as the tenants of individual buildings have stated that they will take part in the campaign this year.
Partners of the ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign include
Allianz Real Estate
Curzon Capital Partners III
Cushman & Wakefield
Echo Polska Properties
Golden Star Estate
Kancelaria Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
konsorcjum Allianz Real Estate and Curzon Capital Partners III
NAI Estate Fellows
Strabag Real Estate
You too can join the campaign by writing to: email@example.com or phoning (+48) 512 345 161.