Lindt celebrity spokesperson Nikki Reed supports autism awareness

image taken from Facebook

image taken from Facebook

Los Angelas , CA – Nikki Reed, actress and screenwriter, is now the spokesperson for the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction on eBay. Launched on Tuesday, this auction is offering gold bunny figurines of their classic treat, sporting celebrity signatures. All the proceeds will go to the autism non-profit Autism Speaks.

The inspiration for this selfless connection was inspired by her older brother Nathan who was diagnosed with autism at the age two. Reed told People magazine,

“What is important is to treat everyone like an individual and learning not to generalize autism,”

She further told that her brother want people to understand that he is his own person, and that he does not want a label. One way of doing so is to spread awareness.

The gilded bunnies have signatures from such Hollywood powerhouses as Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Nick Lachey, and many others. The starting bid for each bunny is $0.99

Along with the autism auction, Reed produced and directed a short film about the Upstate New York basketball player Jason McElwain. McElwain reached stardom in 2006 for scoring 20 points in the final moments of his high school game. But, she happily notes, her brother is not without his own passions in life.

The auction which runs until March 20th, be found at: http://stores.ebay.com/Auction-Cause-Charity-Auctions/Lindt-Gold-Bunny.html_?rt=nc&_sid=720226237&_trksid=p4634.c0.m352.l1513&_pgn=2

Source: Liz McNeil on the People website: Why Nikki Reed Supports Autism Awareness

Contributed by Audrey Hollingshead