SAAAC Annual Fundraiser – Radiant Night 2012 Press Conference
Markham, ON ~ February 27, 2012 ~ It is our great pleasure to invite you to the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre’s Annual Fundraiser event. We look to thoughtful and community minded individuals to help our organization spark hope and create positive change for South Asian families impacted by ASD. This event seeks to engage the larger South Asian and mainstream community in efforts to support our cause. The event will be used as a platform for the launching of our sponsorship program (LAMP), where community members can sign up to provide monthly/yearly contributions. It is primarily a night of celebration and hope, creating positive change for the families of the South Asian community impacted by ASD. Last year, our Gala attracted 750 people while raising $70,000. In 2012, we aim to grow our attendance to a record number of 1200+ guests, including some of the most prominent figures in health, politics, education and entertainment. Our pursuit to strive further is driven by the ever expanding needs of our community and countless number of families still requiring the services and programs we offer. With support from our media partners such as you, we look to raising awareness amongst our community of valued supporters in our campaign for hope for the families impacted by ASD.
What: SAAAC’s Annual Fundraiser – Radiant Night 2012
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (+1 day)
6:00 p.m. Interview Opportunities
Place: Scarborough Convention Centre
20 Torham Place, Scarborough, ON, M1X 0B3
Who: CEO and Founder of SAAAC Geetha Moorthy
SAAAC Committee/Organization Members and Volunteers
SAAAC Families and Friends
Geetha Moorthy, accompanied by other SAAAC Committee Members and Volunteers will be present and will be available for interviews.
About South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC)
A registered non-profit organization that was initiated in 2008 sparked by the urgent need for awareness and support to overcome stigmas in the South Asian community surrounding autism and related disorders. SAAAC provides unique services geared towards individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the South Asian community:
- Alter perceptions via culturally sensitive social networks.
- Create awareness of recent finding on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders.
- Highlight treatments, interventions, funding and resources available in the community.
- Support intellectual, social and physical development of our participants raising their self-esteem and confidence
- Facilitate psycho educational workshops for parents and present the bio-psychosocial ramifications of ASD and related disorders.
- Advocate for parents at schools and other institutions where language may be a barrier
Find out more www.saaac.org. Non-Profit # 1785226
Media inquires / Interview requests: Shanthan Sivapalan (Media Relations)
416-843-1023 [email protected]
310 – 80 Acadia Avenue Markham, ON L3R 9V1 Tel: 416-824-8847 www.saaac.org