Today, Samsung’s philanthropic arm, Hope for Children, and former NFL quarterback Dan Marino launched a new social
media initiative, “Team Up for Autism.”
The online campaign will help raise awareness of autism and funds for research and treatment programs for children with autism.
All you have to do to help is share an infographic with your Facebook friends or tweet using the hashtag #teamautism. Each time someone shares or tweets with the prescribed content, Samsung has been donating $5 to the Dan Marino Foundation, which funds research and supports treatment programs that lead to autistic children, teens and young adults living independent lives.
To promote the campaign, Samsung and the Dan Marino Foundation have launched TeamUpForAutism.com, a site where visitors can learn more about autism and about organizations that are helping people who struggle with this disorder.
Currently, the Center for Disease Control estimates that one out of ever 110 children in the U.S. is living with autism.
Marino, whose son, Michael, is autistic, said in a release, “With more than one million children in the United States living with autism… I recognize the struggles families face. With the support of companies like Samsung, we are able to provide funding, resources, and, most importantly, support to people and families facing the challenges of life with autism.”
A representative of the campaign spoke with us tonight, saying that so many high-profile social media users, including several celebrities, had shared about the campaign that the original $100,000 goal had already been reached and that new goals were to be set in the morning.
Here’s the infographic, created by digital agency JESS3.
To see full version, click the infographic and proceed to the Team Up For Autism site.
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