The Bay Area Autism Walk Was a Success
A is For Apple participated in the Walk for Autism last weekend. Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. This walk is literally powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters. The funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’.
The weekend was a huge success! The Bay Area Walk was held in History Park and raised a grand total of $234,000.48 from all participants and teams! A is For Apple set a team goal of $1,500 and surpassed that goal, raising a total of $1,575. Thank you to everyone who helped us raise these funds!
Our team had a booth at the park where we gave out water, apples, had a face painting booth, a coloring station, information on A is For Apple, and were able to meet many families in the community. It was a fun day and we were excited to connect with so many new people in the Bay Area and hear their stories on why they run.
Our reason for running was to have a voice with legislators, to have access to the information and resources we need, to support research and medical discovery, and to help fund local services through the mission of Autism Speaks. We believe that together, we can accomplish amazing things for people living with autism – and this is why A is For Apple walked!
Here are stories of why others walk; read their stories and be inspired: https://www.autismspeaks.org/wordpress-tags/why-i-walk
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