Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Brantford 2017
We still have a few days to go and every $1 raised will be put towards supporting our Family Service Community Grants AND innovative new research! Keep fundraising and let’s see what Brantford families can do when powered by love!”
|Campaign Walk Goal: $19,000.00||Campaign Fundraising Goal: $17,000.00|
|When: Saturday, September 23, 2017||Registration Starts: 1:00 pm|
|Where: Central Baptist Church, 300 Fairview Dr, Brantford (Directions)||Walk Starts: 1:30 pm|
|Walk Distance: 3 km|
|Activities Information (click here)|
|Route Map (click here)|
Local Walk Ambassador: Suzie
Suzie has been diagnosed with severe autism and is still considered non-verbal. If you have ever heard her make her wishes known you would know that non-verbal isn't a true label. She can be very vocal when she wants something.
Since receiving IBI she has made tremendous strides in her interaction with others.
Nothing in this world means more to me than to see her light up when I walk in the door. For someone who doesn't like to be hugged or restricted too much, I can't help but feel prideful that she will stand still and let me hug and kiss her all over. When I can get her attention I look into those beautiful eyes and just know there is an incredibly smart and talented little girl in there just waiting to burst forth.
IBI has been the godsend we needed to be able to peel back some of the layers of autism to find the incredible little girl inside. Without IBI I'm positive she would not have gained the strides she has made so far.
We are blessed to have Suzie in our lives and only hope that some day she can wrap her arms around us and give us the hugs we know are in her heart.
- Suzie's Nonna
The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk. Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends!
Upon arrival at your Walk, please proceed to Registration to submit your cash and cheque donations with your pledge form(s). Ensure that your pledge form is clearly labeled with your name and team name (if part of a team) to ensure that you and your team receive recognition for all donations collected.
Be sure to visit the Resource Fair area to learn more about the services and programs that are available in your community. Resource Fairs are a part of our signature Walks. Please contact your Regional Walk Manager for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.
The Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada event will commence with the opening ceremonies where all participants are invited to gather near the stage for presentations, stories, and fundraising updates. The Walk begins with an official countdown from the stage.
Brantford Resource Fair:
Click here for a Resource Fair application form.