Sir Edmund Hillary Limited Edition Icepick for Auction
June 25, 2015
Sir Edmund Hillary Limited Edition Icepick for Auction to Benefit Autism Research
An icepick signed by Sir Edmund Hillary will go up for auction next Tuesday (June 30 )at a fundraiser for the Minds for Minds Trust which supports research into autism spectrum disorder.
There will be a $3000 reserve on this piece of history. It is one of a worldwide limited edition series which were produced in 2003 as part of the 50th Anniversary of the conquest of Everest. Telephone bids are welcome.
MINDS FOR MINDS TRUST
Minds for Minds is a non-profit organisation that is trying to learn more about autism spectrum disorder in New Zealand, and raise funds which will support the research. More than 1% of New Zealanders have Autism Spectrum Disorder
The limited understanding of how minds affected by autism work, means families find it very hard to provide support for those affected.
The Minds for Minds research network has set out to find the causes of autism in order to help with diagnosis and contribute to the development of treatment options. The network already encompasses a wide range of research activities and is set to expand further.
Minds for Minds aims to be to a place for all those working on autism in New Zealand to share ideas, resources and collaborate.
One of the formation projects of the network is a genetic study into DNA variations that may cause autism. The insights gained from this work will indicate how the wiring in the brain differs in autism.
This research is part of and contributes to, the international scientific research effort into autism spectrum disorder.
It is funded in New Zealand by public donations and will increase understanding and better treatment options for those affected by autism.
Volunteers are also being recruited to take part in research studies. For further information go to www.mindsforminds.org.nz