The Malaysian Insider: Sunshine September Gives Autistic Kids Chance to Showcase Talents
Publish Date: 10 September 2015
Suria KLCC Group launched the Sunshine September 2015 programme at Suria KLCC mall last Thursday to increase awareness of autism and raise funds for the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom) by showcasing Nasom children’s various talents.
Nasom Maestro, the first autistic choir in Malaysia, and Umar Hasfizal performed to demonstrate that, with proper support and early intervention programmes, people with autism can have meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Chief executive officer/executive director of Suria KLCC Group Andrew Brien said: “What’s different this year is we are showcasing a video of Umar Hasfizal singing “You Raise Me Up”.
“This video is available on Lite FM’s Facebook page (fb.litefm.com.my) until 30 September and we are seeking the public’s support through the number of Likes for the video,” he said.
“For every single Like received, Suria KLCC Group will donate RM1 to Nasom. Our target is for 10,000 likes.”
The Sunshine September programme at Suria KLCC, Alamanda and Mesra Mall will see game activities and sales of merchandise such as T-shirts, stationery sets, cutlery sets as well as arts and crafts by Nasom children. In addition, the retail partners of all three malls will also be contributing to the Sunshine September fund either through cash donation or part of the sales proceeds from selected merchandise.
For more information about Sunshine September, please visit www.sunshineseptember.com or contact 03-2382-2828 for Suria KLCC, 03—8885-5468 for Alamanda and 09-864-9000 for Mesra Mall. For parents or anyone who knows people living with autism and would like to know more about Nasom, visit www.nasom.org.my. – September 7, 2015.
Published in The Malaysian Insider, September 2015