Yoko Ono To Auction "Promise" for Autism Speaks

>> Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yoko Ono will unveil her original mural titled "Promise" to be auctioned off in support of Autism Speaks and the 2nd annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) April 2 at the United Nations. Here she is hanging a note on the Wish Tree at the opening of the Imagine exhibit in Montreal on Tues. March 31, 2009. The unveiling, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Nations mini-gallery and visitor's lobby, will be sponsored by the Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations, Herald Muñoz, and the Chilean Mission and supported by Autism Speaks, a worldwise autism science and advocacy organization. Autism is only one of three health issues to be recognized by the United Nations with its own "day."

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will participate in the internet press conference at noon ET on Friday discussing Saturday's benefit concert and endorsing transcendental meditation for kids. Also participating will be David Lynch, actor Russell Simmons , Donovan, Paul Horn, Bettye LaVette, and Mike Love among others.

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