The Mackinac Bridge "Light It Blue" campaign begins Tuesday, April 2 and is part of a month-long autism-awareness campaign.

"Light It Blue Michigan" is a campaign launched by Corner Pieces, a non-profit organization based in Sault Ste. Maire, dedicated to improving the well being of children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). More than 50,000 individuals have autism in Michigan with 16,000 of those being children.

A ceremony will be held in St. Ignace at sundown to kick off this year's campaign. Michigan's Lt. Governor Brian Calley, whose young daughter suffers from autism, is expected to speak at the free event which will also include games for children, entertainment and food.