Green Lizard Lights It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
Riding for the brand has a whole new meaning this month at the Green Lizard Bike Shop, a popular family-run bike shop in Herndon, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.
“My best friend has a son with autism in Alaska and services are hard to find there. We thought doing something like this might help.” Bike shop co-owner Beth Myers says this was the motive behind the autism awareness campaign she and her husband Dave are waging at their friendly bike and coffee shop during April’s National Autism Awareness Month.
And it looks like the town of Herndon agrees. On April 2nd Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel joined dozens of bikers to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and to kick off the shop’s Faces of Autism campaign where people can post pictures and stories about their experiences with autism in the shop’s display window in the busy downtown area.
Fresh off his bike from an early evening’s group ride, Green Lizard owner Dave Myers also announced the formation of a team of local riders to participate in Autism Speaks’ annual Bike to the Beach jaunt from Washington to Dewey Beach, Delaware in August
Autism Speaks was on hand to toast the riders and shop owners and thank them for their continuing efforts. It looks like the Green Lizard team is already off to a great start. Keep riding for the brand!
- Submitted by Glen Finland www.glenfinland.com
#1 - Front window of bike shop LIUB display
#2 - Green Lizard bike shop owners Beth & Dave Myers
#3 - Glen Finland, Mayor Lisa Merkel, and Event Organizer Lynn Wallis Miller
#4 - David Miller, CCCAID Exec. Dir. Lynn Wallis Miller and son Will with Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel
#5 - Exterior of Green Lizard Bike Shop with Faces of Autism Display and Light It Up Blue