Bodybuilding.com Joins The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities to Help Support Those with Autism
Boise, ID (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
With the prevalence of autism increasing 78% since 2008, and effecting 1 in 88 children in the United States, it has officially touched everyone in some way or another. Bodybuilding.com, a top proponent for charitable causes, realizes the increasing need for awareness and aide to those affected by autism. By helping spread the message of The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities, and by sponsoring their upcoming charitable events, Bodybuilding.com hopes to help make a difference in this much-needed cause.
Instead of receiving a free gift at checkout, Bodybuilding.com customers now have the option to donate the value of their gift to The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities on any purchase over $75. The Tyler Foundation supports those with autism, mental disorders, and epilepsy. Autism is a developmental disability that causes substantial impairments in social interaction, communication, and physical activities. People with autism have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, and reacting to sensations. Those with autism face life-long challenges and are often the victims of violence and apathy.
Bodybuilding.com is the presenting sponsor of the Harmony and Hoops Celebrity Basketball Game at the UCI Bren Events Center in Orange County on May 19, 2012. Retired NBA players (Dennis Rodman, Jim Cleamons, Sam Cassell), actors (Clifton Powell, Matthew Fahey, Damien Haas), recording artists (Master P) and other celebrities (Penny Marshall, Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs) will be joining forces to raise autism awareness and generate funds to help raise funds for Autism Speaks, For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center, ReachBack LA - Inner-City Health Program, and The Tyler Foundation for Disabilities. Portions of the event will air on Peace Day TV.
"I am thrilled so many celebrities have not only volunteered to participate in this benefit basketball game, but also have generously offered to spend their time meeting, encouraging, and listening to children and families living with autism," said Tina Marie Tyler, creator of Harmony and Hoops and founder of The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities.
For more information on the upcoming Harmony and Hoops Celebrity Basketball Game and to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.harmonyandhoops.com.
Bodybuilding.com will also serve as a community sponsor for the NConcert4Autism event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County in June. This entertaining and informational event will feature an information lounge, celebrity meet and greet, and live performance by a top recording artist. Studies have shown that music is a conduit through which many with autism can connect with the world around them. Music offers an insight into a realm where words lack associative meaning. This event is part of the United Nations International Peace Day activities, and will benefit Autism Speaks, For OC Kids, ReachBack LA, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, and The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities.
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About The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities focuses on individuals, families, and other nonprofit organizations, supporting those with autism, a mental disorder, or epilepsy. Through high-profile events and a passionate blend of entertainment industry professionals and generous corporate support, The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities raises funds and awareness for individuals and families struggling with a disability. Veteran broadcast journalist, Tina Marie Tyler, founded The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities in 2011, after years of advocating for her son who has autism, herself, and others with depression or epilepsy.