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Lindt & Sprungli and Autism Speaks Celebrate Partnership to Kick-Off Autism Awareness Month
Date:4/1/2009

Celebration Honors Two 'Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism' Alongside Larger-Than-Life Lindt Gold Bunny Statue at the New York Palace Hotel

Stratham, N.H., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindt & Sprungli, the world's leading producer of premium chocolate, and Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism research and advocacy organization, today celebrated their partnership and kicked off Autism Awareness Month with an event at the New York Palace Hotel. The event included an unveiling of a 12-foot Lindt Gold Bunny statue and was focused around honoring and recognizing two "Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism."

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"It has been an honor to work with Autism Speaks to help raise awareness and funding for autism this spring," said Thomas Linemayr, chief executive officer and president of Lindt & Sprungli USA. "We were thrilled to come together with our partner today to kick off Autism Awareness Month and celebrate and recognize 'Lindt's Unsung Heroes of Autism'."

In February, Lindt announced a partnership with Autism Speaks to support the non-profit through a donation for each Lindt Gold Bunny purchased, and through participation at select Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism events. In addition, Lindt launched a recognition program to honor two "Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism" -- ordinary individuals who are extraordinary champions for the cause in their family, home or community. Today, the winning "Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism" were announced and recognized for their unwavering commit
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