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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ONEHOPE Wine Returns as Major Sponsor for San Diego Run and Family Festival, Benefiting Military Children with Autism

ACT Today! announces ONEHOPE Wine will be the Festival sponsor of the 2nd Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk and ONEHOPE Family Festival, held on April 7, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mission Bay Park in San Diego, California. The event is hosted by actor/comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck”), fitness expert Kathy Kaehler and KNBC-TV morning show hosts Jason Austell and Marianne Kushi.

ONEHOPE Wine is considered one of the most recognizable cause brands in the United States of America. The charitable company has grown rapidly over the past five years due to a respected and positive presence in all charitable fields. ONEHOPE Wine donates 50% of its profits to partner charities benefiting a variety of causes, including the military and autism.

"ONEHOPE Wine has a long tradition of giving back to the two causes this event honors, the military family and the family impacted by autism," says Tom Leahy, Founder and President of ONEHOPE Wine.

"We recognize that April is National Autism Awareness Month and the Month of the Military Child. We are honored to highlight our support at this community event."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 110 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and childhood AIDS combined. It is estimated that autism affects 1 in 88 military children. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger’s Syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.

The ONEHOPE Family Festival is free for the entire community and will include live entertainment, vendor booths, egg hunt for kids, ONEHOPE wine tent, and celebrity autograph signings.

Registration for the ATMF 5k/10k Run and children’s fun run is now open. To register as an individual or team, visit www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.kintera.org.

Corporate sponsors of the 2nd Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk and ONEHOPE Family Festival (as of February 24) include: ONEHOPE Wine, KNSD-TV, Sophie FM, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Autism Speaks, Butterfly Effects, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Ralph’s, SeaWorld San Diego, Wells Fargo, Great Plains Laboratories, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Gatorade, Navy Federal Credit Union, Granite Investment Group, Baron’s Market, Newport/Naples Rib Company, Clif Bar, Emergen-C, and Another Side Tours.




About ACT Today!: ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit: www.act-today.org.

About ACT Today! for Military Families: ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality of life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit: www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org.

About ONEHOPE Wine: Since the inception in 2007, ONEHOPE Wine has expanded into a variety of markets across the country and continues its positive growth. The unique label is offered in hundreds of reputable hotels, restaurants, bars and retail stores in select markets across the nation, and can be purchased online. ONEHOPE effortlessly seeks to turn ‘giving back’ into a lifestyle of hope and change. Thus enabling wine lovers to enjoy the product and be a part of ONEHOPE's vision. To date ONEHOPE has raised over $600,000 for a wide range of charitable organizations. For more information about ONEHOPE Wine, visit: www.ONEHOPEWine.com.