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Jan 29

“Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism”

This was an excerpt from an announcement recently from Lindt Chocolate:

January 19, 2010

Today, Lindt Chocolate, the world’s leading producer of premium chocolate, announces it is accepting nominations for the Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism program. For the second year, Lindt will honor ordinary individuals who are extraordinary champions for those affected by autism in their family, home or community. The Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism program is part of Lindt’s partnership with Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism research and advocacy organization.

Through February 15, 2010, people can visit www.LindtGoldBunny.com to nominate themselves or someone they know for the opportunity to be chosen as one of three Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism. The honorees will each receive $5,000 toward their efforts and initiatives supporting those affected by autism. In addition, the three individuals will be honored with recognition at, and paid travel to, a Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism event in New York City, and will also be featured on www.LindtGoldBunny.com.

“We’re thrilled to be making the Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism program even more impactful in its second year, and to continuing to build our relationship with Autism Speaks,” said Thomas Linemayr, chief executive officer and president, Lindt USA. “We are proud to honor these extraordinary individuals and to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.”

“People everywhere are touched daily by the effects of autism,” said Mark Roithmayr, President of Autism Speaks. “We are delighted that Lindt has chosen to honor these unsung heroes, the people working every day to make an impact, whether in their own lives or those of others.”

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