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Fourth Avenue underpass lit up teal for awareness of Fragile X

Posted at 10:27 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 01:27:03-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The underpass connecting Tucson Fourth Avenue to Downtown lit up in teal for awareness of Fragile X Monday.

It's the color of the Fraxa Research Foundation.

They raise awareness for Fragile X Syndrome, which is the most known cause of Autism.

It's a rare disease that affects just 1 in 4-thousand males, and 1 in 6-thousand females.

The historic Fourth Avenue underpass, one of 20 places across the country lit up.

The goal is to shine a spotlight on the need to fund research to find effective treatment, and ultimately a cure for Fragile X.