Grammy Winner Macy Gray To Peform At Center For Autism And Related Disorders' 20th Anniversary Star Studded Gala On September 25, 2010

Top Quote The Grammy winning artist will perform songs from her newly released album, "The SellOut" and her multi-platinum debut album, "On How Life Is" at the red carpet event honoring world-renowned autism expert / researcher Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh.. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) September 05, 2010 - The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), the world's largest autism treatment center, is proud to announce Grammy Winning artist Macy Gray will perform at CARD's 20th Anniversary Black-Tie Gala, celebrating 20 years of leading the way in the effective treatment of autism. The star-studded event, benefiting ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today), will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the legendary Park Plaza Hotel, 607 S. Park View Street, in Los Angeles. Red carpet arrival begins at 6:30pm.

    Autism affects one in 110 children in America, and is more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and AIDS combined. "Autism is a global issue that challenges the very fiber of humanity," says Grammy Winner Macy Gray. "As a mother and artist, I support families and communities struggling to secure treatment while preserving dignity. I support CARD and ACT Today! for making therapies available to those who lack the financial means."

    We are thrilled that such an artist as Macy Gray will headline the gala," says Event Producer Daphne Plump. "Macy is passionate about lending her support in elevating autism awareness."

    The charity event is expected to draw 500 supporters including community leaders, leading autism researchers and therapists, and families of children who have recovered from autism through CARD's treatment programs.

    CARD Founder and World-Renowned autism expert / behavior analyst Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, will receive a special tribute during the gala, for her illustrious career that spans 30 years, which includes her rate of recovering children from autism and her participation in the world's most notable autism studies.

    "When I began my career, the incidence rate of autism was 1 in 10,000. Today, it's 1 in 110 children," says Dr. Granpeesheh. "This is an epidemic that we as a society are not keeping up with. So many children would benefit from treatment, but they have zero access because of lack of funding or qualified clinicians. This is not acceptable. Autism is treatable. This why I'm so passionate about spreading treatment globally." CARD has 22 offices and satellite treatment centers around the world and is headquartered in Tarzana, California.

    Confirmed guests include (as of Sept. 01): Emmy Winner Archie Panjabi {"The Good Wife"), Max Burkholder ("Parenthood"), Tom Bergeron ("Dancing with the Stars"), Entertainer Leeza Gibbons, International Rap Artist Won-G, Actress Leven Rambin ("Scoundrels" and "Grey's Anatomy") many more. Gala Honorary Committee Members include: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Kelsey Grammer, Howie Mandel, Actor Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds"), Actress Camryn Manheim, Actress Jane Kaczmarek, Actor Ken Howard, Actress Annette O'Toole, NBA Champion John Salley, Grammy Winners Dixie Chicks, Actor/Model Antonio Sabato, Jr., Entertainment Reporter Jerry Penacoli, Comedian John Mendoza, Charles Downes, Actor Ron Masak, Entertainment Reporter Tina Marie Tyler, and Actress Mariel Hemingway.

    For more information about CARD's 20th Anniversary Gala, visit:

    About Macy Gray:

    Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. To date, Gray has released five studio albums, one compilation album, and one live album, with her fifth studio album, The Sellout, released on June 22, 2010; and has received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films including Training Day, Spider-Man, and Idlewild. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album "On How Life Is".

    About the Center for Autism and Related Disorders:
    The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is the world's largest and most experienced organization effectively treating children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), CARD provides individualized treatment plans for each child. For more information, visit

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