SAAAC Annual Fundraiser – Radiant Night 2012 Press Conference
Markham, ON ~ February 22, 2012 ~ It is our great pleasure to invite you to the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre’s Press Conference announcing the details for this year’s Annual Fundraiser event. This year’s nearly sold out event will attract over 1 000 thoughtful and community minded individuals supporting our organization generate hope and create positive change for South Asian families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This year we will be announcing the exciting re-launch of our sponsorship program (LAMP) enabling community members to sign up and provide monthly/yearly contributions.
Last year’s Gala attracted over 750 people while raising $70,000. This year we are on track to another sold out event with a record number of 1000+ 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 raise greater awareness amongst our community of valued supporters in our campaign for hope for the families impacted by ASD.
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. Press Conference
12 Noon Reception and Interview Opportunities
Place: Markham Civic Centre, Canada Room
101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, ON, L3R 9W3
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)
310 – 80 Acadia Avenue Markham, ON L3R 9V1 Tel: 416-824-8847 www.saaac.org