Mumzworld Supports Walk For Autism With Silver Sponsorship
In Contribution To Growth Of Public Awareness & Education Of Public About Autism
PR Log - Apr 21, 2013 - On Saturday 20th April Mothers and Members of Mumzworld.com joined together at Za’abeel Park in Dubai to offer their strength, time and understanding to those families and friends of autism sufferers who face the challenges of caring for their children physically, mentally and financially every day. Participation exceeded 8000 visitors.
Mumzworld’s support of the global Autism Society, came in the form of a Silver sponsorship at this year’s Walk for Autism event, supporting the growth of public awareness educating the general public about autism, embracing those sufferers their families and friends, whilst at the same time raising funds to bring increased quality of life to those suffering from Autism.
About Autism Society & Autism Awareness Month
There is a growing need for concern and awareness about Autism and since 1970 the Autism Society has been celebrating Autism Awareness Month, recognising April as a special opportunity for communities throughout the world to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Autism is a complex developmental disability and usually presents itself during the first three years of a person’s life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function affecting development of the person’s communication, resulting in sufferers facing issues with non-verbal communication, a wide range of social interactions and activities that include an element of play and or banter. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families worldwide support their children and increase their quality of life.
Research shows that currently in the United States of America there are 1.5 million individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and 80% of them are youngsters under the age of 22 years. In UAE alone a survey revealed that the number of autistic children in the UAE has doubled in the last two years. The cost for caring for a child with autism ranges from 3.5 million dollars to 5 million dollars and as Mums and families we now have the opportunity to add our part and better the lives of those in need.
Mumzworld fundamentally believes that what affects one parent affects all parents. It is the company’s responsibility and mission to do what it can to better the world we live in. To this end, Autism is a focus this month Awareness Month.
According to company Chairman Mona Ataya:
“At Mumzworld, we work together to bring joy to all children across the globe, adding value to their lives and those of their families and friends, this is an integral part of our company philosophy."
Mumzworld encourages people to share this event with friends and families through social media channels, and be part of the team working together to continue to support the global awareness of Autism.
Mumzworld.com is the Middle East's 1st and largest baby shopping site for all things Mother, Baby and Child and the one-stop online marketplace for all mumz needs. Mumzworld was founded in 2011 by a team of caring but busy parents who felt something was missing from the market.
Unsatisfied with the product range or information found at crowded malls and scattered online stores, they envisioned giving families in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the whole Middle East, one place to search, compare and buy from a huge range of leading local, regional and global brands, all from the comfort of their homes and offices.
Mumzworld brings together local and international retailers, distributors and manufacturers, to offer parents the most comprehensive range of baby products at the most competitive prices.
Since starting, UAE-based Mumzworld has empowered more than 2 Million parents across the region to make the most informed purchase decisions for their loved ones.