Jeddah Hilton joins Autism fight
Jeddah, February 24, 2008
Hilton Hotel, Jeddah demonstrated its commitment and support to the Saudi community last week by hosting an art exhibition to raise awareness about Autism.
The art expo, Reflection 3, organised by Impact BBDO in benefit of the Saudi Centre for Autism, was inaugurated by Prince Khaled Al Faisal, governor of the Mecca Province.
“Contribution to the community and bringing positive benefits to the societies in which we operate are an integral part of Hilton’s corporate culture” said Wolfgang Maier, general manager of Jeddah Hilton & Qasr Al Sharq.
Autism is a brain development disorder that impairs social interaction and communication, causing restricted and repetitive behavior.
The latest research results show that Saudi Arabia has around 140,000 cases of the disorder which can affect a child before he is even three years old.
The two-day charity event which included portrayals drawn by the creative staff at BBDO was attended by high-profile people, local businessmen and women as well as the expatriate community.
“We hope our efforts help remind people of the ongoing fight against this disorder,” Maier added.-TradeArabia News Service