Autism Speaks is calling on individuals everywhere to show support for Autism Speaks by creating your very own digital puzzle with the launch of the Autism Speaks PuzzleBuilder. When you create your own Autism Speaks PuzzleBuilder account, you can create your own digital puzzle from pictures on your computer or straight from your Facebook account. These pictures are then broken into 20 pieces, giving your friends and family the chance to then “buy” a piece of your puzzle for $10, raising money for Autism Speaks.
To show support for the one in 110 children, one in 70 boys, struggling with autism spectrum disorders, 110 of Hollywood’s brightest stars, television personalities, musicians and professional athletes – including Steve Carell, Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Peyton Manning, Mitchel Musso and Holly Robinson Peete – have signed on to help Autism Speaks create the world’s largest digital puzzle by uploading their own photo. The star’s individual puzzle pieces can be seen online at www.autismspeaks.org/puzzle.
“Millions of people participate in social network communities everyday and Puzzlebuilder is a fun and engaging way for them to raise money and help drive awareness of autism,” says Kai MacMahon, Director of Online Fundraising for Autism Speaks. “The tremendous amount of celebrity participation and support we’ve received is incredibly exciting. It’s very unique for fans to be able to join their favorite actor, musician or athlete as a fellow fundraiser – not to mention have their photo appear next to theirs.”
To learn more about the Autism Speaks PuzzleBuilder and to see how it works, check out this video from Al Roker, one of the 110 celebrities you can see on PuzzleBuilder.