Bubbles fill the skies in campaign to raise autism awareness

By WKTV News

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Bubbles filled the sky in Marcy Thursday afternoon as part of a campaign to raise autism awareness.

It was also a world record attempt as Marcy Elementary School was one of 240 schools and organizations across the world taking part.

Students blew bubbles for one minute straight at exactly 1:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

Fortunately, the weather held out for the event and organizers say each bubble is symbolically filled with a special hope or wish, representing a person or family affected by autism.

"The children and even adults need to learn to interact with kids with autism, because it is one of those things that, they look like everyone else, but there is a difference and it creates a mystery and a lot of people don't even know what to do," said Charlene Deon, Chairperson of the event.

The students have been learning about autism every day in April, which is Autism Awareness Month and they've also been collecting pennies and nickels, which they plan on donating to the Kelberman Center in Utica.

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