50 Cent becomes celebrity ambassador for autism in Dubai

12/11/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
50 Cent becomes celebrity ambassador for autism in Dubai

Rapper 50 Cent has demonstrated his caring side by supporting the Dubai Autism Center.The global superstar - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - has signed a corporate social responsibility agreement with the organisation, which is aimed at raising awareness about the condition.As part of the deal, some of the profits made by 50 Cent's SMS Audio headphone line in the UAE this month will be used to help children at the facility.Mr Jackson is renowned for his bad boy persona, which is reflected in many of his hit tunes, but there can be no doubt about his commitment to charitable groups.He has spearheaded a number of major fundraising drives in recent years and his work in the UAE will hopefully draw attention to a very worthwhile cause."It's not just about donating money. It's about donating hope and lending a hand to show we care. Every child deserves the chance to reach for his or her dreams," he remarked."If SMS Audio customers in Dubai show the same support for these children as they've shown for me, these children can grow up to achieve their own ambitions."Sara Ahmad Baker, community service unit head at the Dubai Autism Center, said autism has only been brought into the public domain in the last few years and she is delighted to have 50 Cent - who in her words is one of the most iconic celebrities in the world - on board.The hip hop legend has a huge fanbase in the UAE and he was the star attraction during the Atelier Live Music Festival at the Meydan Racecourse in October.This is just one example of Dubai's ability to attract some of the biggest names in the world and the likes of Taio Cruz and Leona Lewis have performed at the festival in previous years.With more huge events planned for 2013, now is a great time for investors to add to their property portfolios in Dubai.