On Saturday, my team and I walked for the sixth year in a row to raise money and awareness for autism. We had 67 people turn out to walk in our kelly green shirts this year and I'm SO thankful to each and every one. It was a fun group!

We ended up having a GORGEOUS day to walk. Usually this time of year, we're still sweating profusely, but we started out walking at 7am and it was in the 80s! Yay!
My youngest nephew, Elijah is getting so big! He's 10 now and in years past, has ridden in a wagon for the walk. This year he walked the whole thing:
Thank you my sweet friends for your support!
I loved seeing Jason and Sarah this year! I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement photos a few years back in Hawaii. Such a sweet couple!
Our team was one of the teams who raised the most money this year:
My oldest nephew Noah and his cousin Joey:
We had some creative and enthusiastic walking this year:
One of our youngest team members and my sweet sister's family -- her two boys are the reasons we do this!
The course was littered with fun facts related to autism:
Since the walk took place in the zoo, we stopped often to admire the animals. Hamilton unashamedly sported his shirt dress:
What a fun day!
Our goal was to raise $6,000 and we achieved 73% of our goal -- raising a total of $4,400.

Thank you to each and every one of you who donated and helped us to do something great in the fight to find answers for the 1 in 88 children affected by autism!!! The proceeds we raised will go toward the local ASU research program. The ASU research program is doing some exciting studies that are revealing practical treatments that are being implemented to change childrens' lives NOW.

Here's a video of some coverage of the walk by one of our local news channels:

FOX 10 News - Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV

If you didn't get a chance to participate this year -- it's not too late! You can still donate online here! And plan ahead to join us next year!


Equipment used for above photos:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24mm 1.4 lens
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