Mountain Mayhem: Light It Up Blue |

Mountain Mayhem: Light It Up Blue

by May Selby
02: Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan Miller.

Light It Up Blue Aspen celebrated its fifth anniversary on Feb. 13 at the Hotel Jerome, a benefit to raise awareness and funds for families and children living with autism in the Roaring Fork Valley and western Colorado. All proceeds from Light It Up Blue Aspen directly benefit programs for those with autism through the local nonprofit Ascendigo.

Guests dressed in every shade of blue to show their support at the benefit evening, which began with a reception in the Antler Bar. Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller and Dr. Jennifer Berman and Dr. Andrew Ordon of CBS’ “The Doctors” were the special guests for 2016 who each graciously mingled with LIUB patrons and spoke in support of the efforts being made by Ascendigo. Guests enjoyed dinner in the ballroom and dancing to a talented troupe of musicians known as the Monster All-Stars with members from Lynyrd Skynrd, Ted Nugent’s band, Blind Melon and more. All celebrated in the name of raising awareness and funds for autism research.

Ascendigo Autism Services, based in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, serves local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum to enhance their health, life abilities, personal growth and social engagement. Ascendigo programming provides individually tailored camps, school age behavioral support services and adult enrichment — including vocational development and community integration. They currently serve those in need from age 7 into the 20s.

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