Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00am Registration and Autism Family Resource Fair
8:00am Opening Ceremony
8:30am 5K Timed Run
8:45am 5K Fun Walk
9:30am Recognition Ceremony
10:00am - noon: Family picnic and music sponsored by Town Square restaurants
Packet pick-up dates TBD.
Thank you for wanting to take part in the Grant a Gift Autism 5K Race for Hope, FunWalk, KidzRun and Autism Family Resource Fair at Town Square Las Vegas on April 26, 2014. There will be many great raffle prizes ... followed by a Town Square food fair and entertainment…a great event for a great cause!
The Epidemic ~ Autism is being diagnosed at an accelerating pace and affects more children than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. According to the Center of Disease Control, we have a crisis in our country today that affects approximately 1 in 88 children (4 out of every 5 children are typically boys). If left untreated, 80% of our children will grow up dependent on family or some form of state assistance costing millions of dollars per child.
Grant a Gift is a charity that helps children under 18 affected by autism and the families who care for them. Our mission is to promote early intervention and ongoing support services for the child and family, so that our children can grow up as productive and independent members in our community, and have a better quality of life. We continually work towards this goal by collaborating with other agencies or providers to identify the service gaps and funding needs in the community. The proceeds from the walk will help fund our diagnostic & support service scholarships, social development programs and teen vocation/life skill programs while helping us continue our operations.
YOU can make a difference in the lives of our children by joining us on April 26, 2014 and registering TODAY as an individual or team captain! Or you can also join the group challenge to compete with another group of choice. If you have collected donations, you may bring them to the registration booth on Event Day, or mail them to: Grant a Gift Autism Foundation 8550 W Desert Inn Rd, Suite 102-343 Las Vegas, NV 89117 or call us at 702-564-2453.
For more information about the foundation and how to become a corporate walk sponsor, a volunteer or donate a raffle item, please visit www.grantagiftfoundation.org on the events page. We want to thank Train 4 Autism for their great partnership. To get more information about their organization and how to support your favorite Autism charities throughout the year please visit www.train4autism.org. On behalf of the Grant a Gift team, thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you on Event Day!