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Why FirstEnergy Stadium is glowing blue in April


FirstEnergy Stadium has been looking a little blue these days, and it's all for a great cause.

The Browns have renewed their annual commitment to join more than 18,600 landmarks, businesses, communities and homes in 142 countries on all seven continents to light up blue in April for autism awareness as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign, an initiative driven by Autism Speaks. Cleveland's home field will be lit blue for the entire month, joining other iconic buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Toronto's CN Tower, the Great Buddha in Japan, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and even the International Space Station.

Joining the Browns in Cleveland are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Quicken Loans Arena, Terminal Tower and many more.

According to its website, Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team's First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Through First and 10, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual's city across the globe, as well as the franchise's local community.

Make sure to follow @BrownsGiveBack on Twitter and Instagram

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