Central City Brewers and Distillers (“CCBD”) is hosting their 2nd Annual Evening For Autism charity fundraiser, taking place May 24, 2014 at SFU Surrey.
CCBD, in partnership with the Simon Fraser University (“SFU”) Faculty of Science, will host the black-tie fundraising event complete with live and silent auctions to aid in the funding of a new clinical trial of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) for children with autism, the first of its kind in Canada.
What: Central City Brewer and Distillers 2nd Annual Evening for Autism
Where: Simon Fraser University, 250-13450 102 Ave, Surrey
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Tickets: Available online
“Autism is a condition very close to my heart as my son Callum was diagnosed with autism when he was two and a half years old,” says Darryll Frost, President and Founder of Central City Brewers + Distillers.
“Every day, we face the challenge of how to help our son and we’ve invested in a number of therapies to support him, including HBOT treatments. Our goal is to assist scientists in proving the effectiveness of HBOT for children with autism, so that everyone can have access to this therapy.”
Latest statistics estimates that autism affects 1 in 68 children: one in 42 boys and one in 189 girls, and rates have been steadily increasing with a recent jump of 78 per cent since 2006. Early research indications suggest that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve communications and behavior in children with autism. [Source: Press Release]
CCBD’s goal is to raise at least $400,000 to make this trial possible. They will also run their Imperial IPA for Autism campaign (starting today, World Autism Awareness Day) where $2 from the sale of each bottle will go towards the trial.
Over 2,000 cases of the limited release Imperial IPA for Autism will be released to liquor stores this month. Central City will also be accepting donations at its Liquor Store and Brewpub + Restaurant in Surrey.