CDI College Joins Fight Against Autism

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Abbotsford campus raises hundreds of dollars through student initiatives

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This is a cause that hits close to home for me, as my 13 year old son has autism

The Abbotsford campus of CDI College will join the fight against Autism on September 26, 2009. Taking part in the Walk Now for Autism event at Nat Bailey Stadium, staff and students will join thousands of British Columbians in raising awareness about the disorder.

"This is a cause that hits close to home for me, as my 13 year old son has autism," says Kim French, CDI Abbotsford Campus Coordinator. "The students have loved participating in our fundraising efforts, which means a lot."

Despite struggling to pay for tuition and support families of their own, the students at the Abbotsford CDI campus have been holding fundraising events for the past several months. From "Wear-Your-Jeans-to School" day to pop can drives, staff and students have raised over $200 to date.

With 1 in 50 people diagnosed with autism, the disorder is one that affects many across our province, and around the world. Thanks to efforts like CDI College’s, the Lower Mainland branch of Autism Speaks has raised over $100,000 to put towards research, public awareness campaigns and aid to families who are affected by the disorder.

CDI College’s Abbotsford campus will continue to accept donations until Saturday September 26, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.cdicollege.ca/news.

About CDI College
For more than 40 years, CDI College has helped thousands of students train for better careers and find new opportunities. With 13 campuses across Canada, the college offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology and health care programs. Flexible schedules and career placement services are also available to help students attain their career goals.

For more information:
Warren Mailey
Manager of Communications
604.915.7288, ext. 2130

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