Nichole Hannahs

Light it up Blue

by Nichole Hannahs on April 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

A local store manager gets behind Autism awareness.

Cliff Baggett manages the Maysville Pike Do-It Center. He said he didn’t know much about autism, the fastest growing developmental disease, until he started raising his son that suffers from it.

"It’s really hard to describe. We’ve been through a lot," said Baggett. "Our boy just turned 20 here this past month and it’s like any parent you want to see your child grow and mature, but with autism today there is one in 88 children born with autism."

To help raise awareness and support the cause both the Maysville and Sunrise Do-it Centers are selling blue light bulbs throughout the month of April, so people can show their support. Both stores are also raffling off a mower, with all money raised going towards fighting autism.

"You never know when that next child, whether it be your child, a grandchild, a friend’s child will be born with some form of autism," said Baggett.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Maysville Pike or West Pike Do-it Centers now through the end of April. The cost is one for $1.00 and six for $5.00. Baggett said he hopes to raise $1,500 at both stores.