Autism is a brain disorder that delays the developmental milestones of a child. The number of people affected by the disease increases yearly since science is yet to discover a cure for the condition. For instance, one in every one hundred people in the UK is affected by Autism.
Sanjay Shah Denmark is the CEO and Founder of Autism Rocks, a charity foundation that raises funds to financially support research organizations that are interested in improving the management of autism. Besides funding research, the foundation also holds music concerts to increase autism awareness. With more people aware of the condition, they are expected to change their perceptions towards the people affected by autism.
The donations have already boosted the medical understanding of the causes of autism. Researchers have already established a set of guidelines helping people with the management of autism. The research centers have also established that autism affects different parts of the brain and that girls living with autism may have needs that are different from boys living with autism.
The music concerts usually feature popular music artists like Flo Rida, Tyga, Michael Buble, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Drake. They are invited since they have the power to influence people on various issues. Besides music, the concert incorporates fun activities like horse rides and face painting.
Funds raised in the concert are directed to support autism research. To date, Autism Rocks has succeeded in donating close to £600,000. Sanjay’s philanthropic efforts have seen him being honored to be named one of Autism Research Center’s trustees.
The idea to incorporate music concerts and fundraising was arrived at after a meeting between Sanjay Shah and world’s top rapper, Snoop Dog. Sanjay Shah learned that famous artists usually attract immense admiration from the public and people are often eager to attend their shows. For this reason, he contacted Done Events Promotions Company with propositions of how they could be organizing charity-themed events featuring music icons.
Sanjay Shah is a passionate entrepreneur and business person who laid aside his academic qualifications as a doctor to start up his first investment venture, Solo Capital. The company offers financial services on brokerage and investment management. It is a profitable company that employs more than 100 business experts.