Lindt USA announced April 1 that it is helping to kick-off National Autism Awareness Month by launching an online auction of celebrity-signed Lindt Gold Bunny porcelain figures, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. Lindt will auction off porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny, each autographed by a different celebrity, at www.ebay.com/LindtGoldBunny.
The Lindt Chocolate “Unsung Heroes of Autism” have really given to the autism community — with educational programs about autism for the general public, fundraising for autism research, and new recreational and social programs for autism families.
Lindt Chocolate announces the 2010 Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism. Three individuals have been selected from an exceptional group of nominees and are being recognized and honored as extraordinary champions for those affected by autism in their families, homes and communities.
The nominations for the 2nd annual Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism were reviewed by a panel of judges from Lindt and Parents magazine, and the 2010 winners all demonstrated an unwavering dedication to helping those who have been affected by autism. The three honorees will each be awarded $5,000 and receive a trip to New York to attend an awards luncheon at The New York Palace hotel in their honor on April 1, 2010, the first day of National Autism Awareness Month.
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — Yoko Ono will unveil an original mural titled “Promise” at UN headquarters next month in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, an advocacy group said Monday.
The mural by the 76-year-old widow of slain former Beatle John Lennon, who also is an avant-garde artist, is to be auctioned off in support of the advocacy group Autism Speaks.
The event marks the 2nd Annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on April 2, Autism Speaks said in a statement.