September 16, 2012 — Enzymedica Inc., a manufacturer of enzyme-focused supplements announced today their continued partnership with The Autism Hope Alliance (AHA).
To date, Enzymedica has donated more than $300,000 to the Autism Hope Alliance. However they have now announced a new 5-year plan in which they will donate an additional $1 million over the next 5 years. The announcement solidifies their desire to support the nonprofit foundation, Enzymedica’s driving philanthropic cause, and to inspire hope for progress and recovery to the thousands of families across America living with the diagnosis of autism.
Tom Bohager, Enzymedica’s founder and AHA board member stresses, “We feel the urgency of mounting autism statistics and recognize that families will benefit from strategies which promote tangible results. As the original founders of the Autism Hope Alliance, Enzymedica is reinforcing our commitment to continued sponsorship of the nonprofit.”
Kristin Selby Gonzalez joined Enzymedica in 2008, serving as Director of Autism Education. As the company’s primary link to the autism community, she has advised Enzymedica with respect to company policy and product formulation for children on the spectrum, and counseled directly with parents on the use of Enzymedica’s products.* In addition to her training and certification Ms. Gonzalez brings her own experience as a mother of a child on the spectrum. As of September 2012, Ms. Gonzalez will step down from her post at Enzymedica, and will continue to lead Enzymedica’s philanthropic work at the Autism Hope Alliance where she will now serve as chairman.
Shares Gonzalez, “We must believe that our children are capable of limitless growth. We’ve all heard the success stories about children who are progressing, or children who have actually recovered. So if someone else can help their child, then we have a duty to continue to hope.”
In her new role, Kristin Selby Gonzalez will continue to lecture nationally and internationally on enzyme therapy, diet, biomedical interventions, and educational therapy for autism, as well as lead the educational and fundraising efforts of the Autism Hope Alliance foundation.
“The most important thing to realize is that there is help, and there is hope,” Kristin continues. “If someone tells you that it’s hopeless, it’s important to understand that sometimes they don’t know all the answers.”
Fundraising has become a key effort of the AHA foundation’s initiatives to promote education and awareness about autism and other neurological difficulties. Some of the Autism Hope Alliance fundraising will support programs at the following non-profits: Generation Rescue, TACA, Autism Treatment Center of America®, A Place of Grace Clinic, and more to come.
Source: Enzymedica, enzymedica.com