April 22, 2010

Autism Speaks to hold New Jersey fund-raiser

Posted in Philanthropy at 4:53 pm by philanthropynews

Hawthorne — Autism Speaks will be hosting the Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising event at Bergen Community College in Paramus on Sunday, May 23.

For the past several years, many people from the Hawthorne community have come together to raise funds for Autism Speaks, a national non-profit, in an effort to assist those families affected by this neurological disorder.

This year two of Hawthorne’s community-based teams have decided to unite for this event to be more effective in raising autism awareness.

“For Our Children United with Team Jefferson” will walk together in May for this cause. Team captains Sue Garlow and Barrie Facente would like to extend an invitation to all Hawthorne residents to join in this effort.

Please feel free to log on to http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org to sign up as a walk team participant or to make a donation.

Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disorder in the country. Every 20 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has autism. Autism affects the way a child perceives the world. Communication and social interactions are extremely difficult. The child may also have repetitive behaviors or intense interests. Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The other pervasive developmental disorders are PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified), Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Many parents and professionals refer to this group as Autism Spectrum Disorders…

{Read more via NorthJersey.com}

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April 21, 2010

St. Jude Trike-A-Thon to raise funds for kids battling cancer

Posted in Philanthropy tagged at 7:00 pm by philanthropynews

A St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event will be the week of April 26 at La Crescent Christian Childcare Center. The Trike-A-Thon will teach children riding-toy safety while raising money for St. Jude Children’s Re-search Hospital.

A tradition for more than 25 years, Trike-A-Thon is a fun, week long curriculum for daycare centers and pre-schools. Children participate in safety lessons through a series of interactive stories…

{Read more via Houston County News}