The 14th annual Miami Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising and awareness event will take place on April 6, 2014 at JC Bermudez Park in Doral. All event proceeds will support Autism Speaksâ€™ work, both locally and nationally, to increase awareness about the growing autism health crisis, fund innovative autism research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in Miami-Dade County and beyond.Â Autism spectrum disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 88 children, including 1 in 54 boys, making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.Â The Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are the signature fundraising events for Autism Speaks, drawing hundreds of thousands of participants in 103 cities across the U.S. and Canada to support autism research, awareness and advocacy.Â Each Walk Now for Autism Speaks event is unique, offering a safe and fun day for families impacted by autism. The day includes a two-mile Walk and Community Resource fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and creative child-friendly activities â€“ a true â€œone-stop-shopâ€ for families affected by autism.Â In addition to its national science and advocacy work, Autism Speaks has made a significant impact in the Miami area. The organization has provided funding to innovative local service providers, including through its Family Services Community Grant program. For more infoÂ contact the Miami office at 786-235-1165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 27, 8-10pm – Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Wendi Adelson, author of This is Our Story will be at Sweat discussing the book and showing a short film on the topic of human trafficking. Copies of the book will be available for purchase/signing. “This is Our Story follows the lives of […]
Saturday, March 2, 4pmÂ – Palmetto Golf Course, 9300 SW 152nd Street, South Miami Are you walking in Great Strides Miami this year? Then don’t miss out on the GS Miami Kick-Off party at the Palmetto Golf Course on Saturday, March 2. Enjoy music, funÂ ‘n games, prizes, foodÂ & refreshments, and mini-golf after the party for just […]
Monday, December 12, 12pm-5pm – Coral Ridge Country Club, 3801 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale Get your holiday shopping done while showing your support for a great cause at the PAWS Holiday Party & Shopping Extravaganza. Experience a day of shopping and socializing! Guests will enjoy drinks and light bites while perusing a selection of jewelry, holiday […]