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on April 22, 2009 by

Autism Walk-a-thon Recap

Crowds gathered to show support and raise funds for autism awareness. 

 

Crowds gathered to show support and raise funds for autism awareness.

On Sunday, April 19th, 11 Bob’s Red Mill employees along with their friends and family (making a total of 34 walkers) joined together to support the Autism Society of Oregon by participating in the ASO walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon took place at Oaks Parkhere in Portland, Oregon on a beautiful, sunny day. Over 4,000 people walked to show their support for the ASO and raise money for their programs. The ASO has many beneficial programs that assist families living with autism, including everything from support groups for parents, Respite Care Programs to aid caregivers, and assistance with therapy and school programs for children on the autism spectrum.

The Bob's Red Mill Team

The Bob's Red Mill Team

Bob’s Red Mill is proud to support the ASO and Autism Speaks and bring more awareness to autism spectrum disorder. As a team, we raised $1271 for their programs. If you are interested in helping support ASO or Autism Speaks, there are many ways to get involved. Visit the websites below for more information. We are sponsoring a walk in Portland with Autism Speaks in September. Watch for ways that you can get involved this fall!

This was our youngest walker, Josephine, all tuckered out from the sun.

This was our youngest walker, Josephine, all tuckered out from the sun.

Autism Society of Oregonwww.oregonautism.com

Autism Speaks:www.autismspeaks.org

 

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