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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Universal City Nissan Donates a Nissan LEAF to ACT Today!

Universal City Nissan, a proud sponsor of ACT Today!'s (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser, will also donate a two year, pre-paid lease of a 2013 Nissan LEAF®.

The winning bidder won't ever need to stop at a gas station. It runs on 100% electricity. That's right—no gas. It's got room for five, plenty of cargo space, and a cool modern interior. It gives you instant torque and a low center of gravity for a seriously fun ride, and you can drive over 100 city miles with just one charge!

ACT Today!’s 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser, benefiting children with autism. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California and will honor actor Joe  Mantegna(“Criminal Minds"), KCBS 2 and KCAL 9’s President and General Manager Steve Mauldin, and community activist Kathleen Sternbach. Over 500 guests are expected to attend the red carpet fundraiser, including corporate leaders, celebrities, dignitaries and other autism supporters.

Proceeds from the 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser will make it possible for ACT Today! to continue providing families access to therapy, medical care, assistance dogs, social skills programs, assistive technology, special needs camp, entrance into special needs school, and basic safety equipment (e.g. helmets and fencing). 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, childhood cancer and pediatric AIDS combined.

For more information about Universal City Nissan, visit http://www.universalcitynissan.com.

For more information about ACT Today!' 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism, visit