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Charity art sale lights up world for autistic kids

12-21-2012 17:16 BJT

By Zhou Minxi

The China Social Welfare Foundation is hosting an art sale in Beijing to help children affected by autism and raise awareness of the mental illness.

The China Social Welfare Foundation is hosting an art sale
in Beijing to help children affected by autism

Autism is a form of mental illness affecting one’s social, language and other communication abilities. About 1 in 88 children suffer from an autism disorder according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making the disease even more prevalent than HIV/AIDS and cancer.

Taking place in Beijing’s hip 798 Art Zone, the “Starlight” charity sale gives art lovers the opportunity to contribute to the good cause of helping autistic children. Visitors will get the chance to create art with autistic children, and hunt for bargains donated by renowned artists and celebrities.

“Starlight” will be held on Dec 22 from 10am to 5pm at the Baiyaxuan 798 Art Center.

 

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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