Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2007

Walk to raise funds to fight autism

April 19, 2007

Allies for Autism Spectrum Disorders of Leavenworth County is marking National Autism Awareness Month with its first Autism Awareness Fun Walk on Saturday, April 21, at Abeles Field in Leavenworth.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a one-mile walk starting at 10:30 a.m.

Participants are eligible to win prizes throughout the event. Registered walkers will receive a sports bottle, and activities will also be available for children. The event is in partnership with Nurturing Families Inc.

Registration fees are: adult/child, $10 in advance, $15 the day of the walk; and family of four or more, $30 in advance, $40 on walk day. Children under 4 can participate at no charge.

Proceeds from the fun walk will benefit children with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Leavenworth County.

Registration forms may be picked up at: Leavenworth Public Library, Linwood Public Library and Basehor Public Library; Leavenworth County Special Education Cooperative, Lansing; Army Community Service, Fort Leavenworth; Guidance Center, Leavenworth; Kansas City Kansas Community College, Leavenworth; and Youth Achievement Center, Leavenworth. Forms may also be requested by calling (913) 651-1000 or by e-mailing AlliesforAutism@hotmail.com.

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