(WUSA9) -- Musician Dave Grohl headlined Autism Speaks' 3rd Annual Blue Jean Ball presented by The GUESS Foundation at Boulevard 3 on Thursday in Hollywood, California with a special acoustic set.
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The organizationhonored Board of Directors member and president of program strategy and chief operating officer of FX NetworksChuck Saftler for his dedication to autism awareness.
In a statement released in September, Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks, said,"We are proud to honor our good friend Chuck Saftler, and to acknowledge his tireless efforts in raising funds and awareness for the autism community. Chuck and his wife, Colleen, are champions for the cause. What a perfect year to recognize his contributions to our mission, given the success of FX's The Bridge, featuring a very real character on the autism spectrum."
Autism Speaks says theBlue Jean Ballis dedicated to raising awareness and funds for autism research and resources.
"One in 88 children is currently diagnosed with autism, and the annual cost for families living with the disorder is an average of $60,000," added Matt Asner, executive director of Southern California for Autism Speaks, said in a statement in September. "Now, more than ever, we need to raise awareness and assure that research, advocacy and family service initiatives continue to be funded. What better way to make a little noise than with a rock and roll concert?"