EDISON, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - April kicks off more than just the first full month of spring. On April 2nd, Autism Awareness Month began with World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), which aims to bring awareness to the health crisis happening around the globe. The day also marked the start of Autism Speaks' annual campaign, Light It Up Blue, and this hotel near Kenilworth, NJ is a proud participant in helping to raise awareness.

In honor of WAAD, Light It Up Blue engages the global community to light up iconic landmarks, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges, retail stores, homes and hotels, including this Rahway, NJ hotel, in blue.

While the campaign is just a day, this Iselin hotel is participating for the entire month of April by:

  • Covering exterior lighting in blue
  • Putting a blue spotlight on this hotel near Metropark, NJ
  • Offering a signature Blue Light Libation in the OLIO Lounge, with $1 from each drink sold going to Autism Awareness
  • Showing solidarity with reception Navigators wearing blue wrist bands
  • Informing guests that they can donate $10 by texting AUTISM to 25383

One of only three health issues to be recognized by the United Nations, autism is a global crisis, and WAAD and its activities aim to not only increase awareness but provide information about the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. The day also celebrates those with autism through community events. To learn more about Light It Up Blue and the global fight against autism, visit http://liub.autismspeaks.org/welcome.

About the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
A distinctive choice among local event venues, Central New Jersey's Renaissance features 311 recently renovated guestrooms, including 42 suites and a complete upgrade to more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a corporate meeting, this hotel in Edison, NJ is located at the crossroads of Rt. 1 & 9, just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than 1 mile from Metropark Train Station. At the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, guests will find a place where simple delights become memorable moments.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working, you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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Contact Information:

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
732-726-0376 (fax)
Jennifer Donaway