Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
The Georgia office of Autism Speaks has partnered with Thanks Again® to launch a special fundraising campaign in support of the Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks in partnership with the Marcus Autism Center on Saturday May 18, 2014. Thanks Again’s turnkey program enables Autism Speaks supporters to automatically earn frequent flyer miles, hotel points or other highly sought-after rewards when they park, shop or dine at more than 170 U.S. airports and purchase from 20,000 neighborhood businesses nationwide.
Specifically, Thanks Again will donate $1 to the Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks for every new member that enrolls between April 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014 using the special enrollment page for the campaign (http://www.thanksagain.com/atlautismwalk).
Enrollment in the program is secure, easy and free. Consumers simply register any American Express®, MasterCard® or Visa® branded cards at http://www.thanksagain.com/atlautismwalk, select a reward program of their choice, and then use those cards for purchases at participating locations. New members also receive 100 bonus miles (or 200 bonus points) when they enroll.
“We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Thanks Again to uniquely support the 2014 Georgia Walk Now for Autism,” said Kimberly Dick, Autism Speaks, Field Director Georgia & Tennessee.
“Thanks Again is proud to partner with Autism Speaks to support the 2014 Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks, signified by our pledge to donate $1 for each new member that enrolls using our campaign page,” said Jay Ellis, Thanks Again SVP Global Network Development. “This partnership with Autism Speaks is a demonstration of our support for the community and the families impacted by autism.”
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org. To learn more about the Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks, please visit WalkNowforAutismSpeaks.org/Georgia.
About Thanks Again, LLC
Thanks Again, headquartered in Atlanta, has uniquely established itself as a global loyalty coalition brand. Its turnkey loyalty and engagement solution links members of the most popular rewards programs to airport parking, airport shopping and dining operators and local businesses to stimulate commerce, loyalty and customer value. The Thanks Again Rewarding Merchant NetworkSM now spans over 170 airports and 20,000 local businesses nationwide and is rapidly expanding throughout North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Through direct partnerships with the three leading international payment card networks, Thanks Again is positioned for significant global expansion in enrolled members, loyalty reward partners, airport clients and off-airport businesses.