TERI Helps Raise Funds Those With Autism In New Campaign

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STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and Cheryl Kilmer, the CEO and Founder of Training Education Research Institute (TERI) visited the KCAL 9 studios Thursday.

TERI, Inc. is a San Diego-based private, non-profit center of excellence and social change for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. It launched its largest fundraiser to date on Wednesday July 27 with Grammy award-winning songstress and Broadway performer, Michelle Williams. TERI’s Power of Ten fundraiser hopes to raise $5 millions by New Year’s Eve 2011 for the completion of the non-profit’s Charles R. Cono Campus for Life Quality.

Michelle William’s godson was diagnosed with Autism.

The Charles R. Cono Campus for Life Quality – slated for completion in 2014 – will serve as an international research center and the model for cutting-edge programs that ensure a lifetime of health and happiness for individuals with special needs and their loved ones. The programs encompass the full spectrum of life – from health and fitness, education and performing arts, to research, life quality planning and sustainability.

Hosted by Fundly, TERI’s Power of Ten campaign asks every individual from every walk of life to simply donate $10 and ‘tell a friend.’

To join the Power of Ten, visit the Fundly page.

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