NEW YORK (WLNY) — Former Beverly Hills 90210 tar Jennie Garth is in town to raise awareness about autism.

Garth is joining representatives from Lindt and Autism Speaks to officially open the bidding of the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction in New York on Tuesday.

Since 2009, Lindt has partnered with Autism Speaks during the Easter season and has raised nearly $500,000 for the cause.

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