Thursday, April 16 from 4:30 – 7:30
100% of Ticket Sales Benefits Autism Speaks
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speak’s goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. They strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and they work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Information about Autism Speaks can be found online at: www.autismspeaks.org.
A few facts about Autism
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
- Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S.
- Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.
- On average, autism costs a family more than $60,000 per year.
- Every 11 minutes someone receives a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
- There is no medical detection or cure for Autism
- April is National Autism Awareness month
The Shops at 3900 Hamilton Third Annual “Cupcakes for a Cause” and Open House Raises over $2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
ALLENTOWN, PA – (May, 2014) The Shops at 3900 Hamilton are pleased to announce that its Third Annual Cupcakes for a Cause and Open House on Thursday, April 24 raised over $2,000 for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Retailers from The Shops at 3900 Hamilton entered their cupcakes in for a competition of Best Tasting, Most Creative and Most Visually Appealing as judged by fans and by local celebrity judges: Lisa Fifield representing the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bill White from The Morning Call and Melanie Falcon from WFMZ-TV 69 News. Cupcakes were offered by participating merchants at The Shops at 3900 Hamilton, including Talbots, Bixler’s Jewelers, Swartz Kitchens & Baths, Santander, Milk & Honey Kids, H&R Block, ReVive! Hair Salon, Edward Jones and The Paperbag.
Winners of the 2014 competition were as follows:
Best Tasting Cupcake
Most Creative Cupcake
Best Visual Appeal
“We are thrilled that The Shops at 3900 Hamilton are a proud supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The money raised through Cupcakes for a Cause continues to make a difference, and adds tomorrows everyday to those living with CF,” says Mary Ann Sofronie, Executive Director at the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the CF Foundation.
“The Cupcakes for a Cause was a fantastic event! Hopefully our participation through ticket sales, silent auctions and, of course, the cupcakes, results in an improvement in the quality of life for those with Cystic Fibrosis. I am proud to be a part of this selfless community,” says Nicole Yeager, the Branch Office Manager of Edward Jones at 3900 Hamilton.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit, donor-supported, organization dedicated to attacking CF from every angle. Its mission is to supports the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure. Information about the CF Foundation can be found online at: cff.org/chapters/nepa
The Shops at 3900 Hamilton Center are a destination for premier shopping for you and your home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit the shopping center in person, on Facebook and online at 3900hamilton.com.
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