WEST CHESTER, PA — Earlier this month, Bournelyf Special Camp in West Chester saw its name in lights high atop the PECO building at 23rd and Market Streets in downtown Philadelphia. It was part of Bournelyf’s celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, and for three days a scrolling message in the Philadelphia skyline broadcast that news to the region.
And now the West Chester non-profit is getting ready to shine again.
Beginning Monday [April 1] and running through April 3, a special message from Bournelyf to kick-off and promote National Autism Awareness Month will shine in the skyline thanks to PECO’s Crown Lights program.
“We’re incredibly grateful to PECO for choosing to help us raise awareness not only for World Down Syndrome Day, but also for National Autism Awareness Month,” said Anne Catlin, executive director for Bournelyf Special Camp. “We hope the region will join us in recognizing the importance of celebrating, embracing and supporting all those in our community with special needs.”
Camp Bournelyf provides a summer camp and year-round activities to individuals in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The non-profit’s annual Hand-to-Hand Benefit 5K will be held on May 4 at Bayard Rustin High School. For more information, visit www.bscwc.org.
Source: Bournelyf Special Camp
Image: Camp Bournelyf in West Chester celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 with a special message atop the PECO building in downtown Philadelphia. The non-profit and PECO will kick off National Autism Awareness Month on April 1 with another special message to the region.
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