On Saturday, my team and I walked for the seventh year in a row to raise money and awareness for autism. We had 70 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 70s! Yay!
My 13-year old nephew, Noah, pushed his brother Elijah in this cart the whole way:
All along the walk route, there were fun educational facts about autism to read:
On the left is a photo of my sister and her cute family. Her two boys are the ones in whose honor we walk:
Jennifer Stein of Destination I Do magazine came out again this year with her cute family. This little guy participated for the first time 2 years ago when he was only a few weeks old!
Lots of little ones joined in the fun and we stopped along the way to admire the zoo animals:
Thank you to my sweet friends for your support!
Our goal was to raise $6,000 and we exceeded it, raising $6,470 -- the highest amount of any team that walked this year!!

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.

If you didn't get a chance to participate this year -- it's not too late! Even though our team reached our fundraising goal, the overall fundraising goal for the event is $67,000 short. 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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