Hopefully you recall I mentioned this recently. Lift 4 Autism are running an event to raise money to help autistic kids and their families. Autism is a complex condition, and many people are impacted by it – not just the sufferers themselves but their relatives and friends, teachers, support workers and even the community as a whole. Autistic kids can be very loving but in their own way, often struggling to deal or express their emotions and many suffer from lifelong learning and social disabilities. Every case is different – needs are different and their is still a lack of understanding about this condition.
Lift 4 Autism are running an auction – bidding runs between Monday April 25th and Friday April 29th.
April is Autism Awareness month, shining a global light on the condition an estimated 3 million people in the United States and 70 million people in the world live with every day. 1 in every 68 American children. 1 in every 42 boys. Though Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, affecting this many, for those outside looking in, it often remains a mystery. This month we hope to shine light and spread compassion for families living with Autism.
In addition to raising awareness, we also want to take action. This is the second LIFT 4 Autism campaign, rallying the romance reading community around this cause. More than 200 authors and bloggers are partnering with this effort, many donating books and other items to an auction the last week of April. Proceeds from this auction will go directly to our charitable partner, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. Specifically, our efforts will benefit families served through TACA’s scholarship program to offset medical and therapy costs.
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How can you be involved?
1. Authors – Donate books or other items for auction
2. Bid in the auction, and your money goes straight to TACA’s scholarship fund. (You’ll be asked to register before the auction date to bid.)
3. Purchase a LIFT 2016 t-shirt
LIFT Giveaway! $5 Amazon Gift Card, LIFT T-Shirt and E-Book from any LIFT Author