Ruthie Hawkins, BlackDoctor.org
Legendary rapper and actor Ice Cube set out to make it a “good day” and great two weeks for families impacted by autism. In partnership with social merchandising company Represent, Cube launched a limited edition “It Was A Good Day” apparel campaign, with proceeds from the campaign benefitting the non-profit organization, Autism Speaks.
“I’m proud to support the great work that Autism Speaks does, a cause that is so important to me,” said Ice Cube in a statement.
“I have an autistic nephew and it’s cool to see programs that’s dedicated to his well-being,” Cube said in a promotional video for Represent [below].
A mental condition, characterized by having difficulty communicating and forming relationships as well as using language and abstract concepts, autism affects an estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
“My goal through this campaign is to not only help raise awareness but to also support this great organization’s efforts in promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families,” Ice Cube explained.