B.L.U.E. Awards benefit set to raise autism awareness

The Atlanta based award winning Gospel Duo Nu Purpose will present the B.L.U.E Awards on April 30. The B.L.U.E Awards stand for a Better Life Understanding Everyone. The awards will highlight the achievements of children that have been diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders. The duo Nu Purpose has been a long time advocate of autism awareness. They have a son that is on the spectrum.

For the past three years Nu Purpose has been participating in the Light It Up Blue Video Campaign, in which people of all ages show their support by wearing blue and creating positive message videos. Autism affects so many children throughout the country, this event will shine new light on it.

Two years ago the duo created a program that celebrated the caregivers of children with special needs who often go unnoticed. This year the group is stepping up and out of the box to create an awards show that will celebrate the achievements of the children. This show was inspired by Nu Purposeā€™s son Tiger who has continued to excel in everything he attempts in spite of being diagnosed. Part of the reason for his success is that his parents have never treated him like he was different.

The B.L.U.E Awards will have a Blue Carpet reception and they have also secured special guest appearances by Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob Square Pants, The Teenage Mutant Turtles and more.

The B.L.U.E Awards will be held April 30 at 2:30 pm at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 5365 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, Ga. 30083. The requested attire is semi-formal.

For more information on donations, sponsorship, and overall participation e-mail NuPurpose@gmail.com and place B.L.U.E Awards in the subject panel. Catch all the information on social medial by using #BlueAwards.

Awards will include: the B.L.U.E Samaritan Award; the B.L.U.E Survivor Award; and the B.L.U.E Tiger Award.

Honorable mentions will all receive the B.L.U.E. Honorable Achievement Award.