Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Caledonia 2018
Walk goal of $20,500.00
Campaign Fundraising Goal: $19,900.00
|When: Saturday, June 23, 2018||Registration Begins: 11:00AM|
|Where: Caledonia Fairgrounds||Official Walk Start: 12:00PM Noon|
|Address: 151 Caithness St. E, Caledonia (Directions)|
|Walk Distance: 1-3 km|
Local Walk Ambassador: Jacob
This is my son Jacob, he is a healthy and happy 11-year-old boy. Jacob is one of 4 children, he has 2 older brothers and a younger sister.
Jacob was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 9. He was struggling socially at school, as well as it was very difficult changing routines, scheduled plans and getting to see others perceptions. We learned how he sees things in such a unique way and skills to work with him.
Jacob has a great passion for dirt bikes and cars. It amazes me every time when he can tell you what car is driving by right down to the year make and model. First thing he asked when in the back of an ambulance was regarding the engine size :).
Through all of his challenges he has maintained his caring heart for others. He has a heart of gold that shines whether it is through helping a friend, or making a cup of tea for you when you are not feeling well.
Through being bullied, and struggling with his own school work, I was so proud to see Jacob stand up for a child in his grade and writing him a lovely note of support and encouragement.
We participated in the Caledonia walk last year and he made sure to let supporters know he was not only walking for himself, but also his friend Lucas.
He has approached his school principal as well this year and requested the toonies brought in for Civvies day in April be for Light it up Blue.
Jacob never ceases to amaze me and is truly a hero in my eyes.
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 Field Staff for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.
The Autism Speaks Canada Walk 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.