Join us for our Sweat for Autism, a marathon-style fitness fundraiser that will be held on August 27, 2017 at the NO MORE EXCUSES fitness studio (8111 43 St NW, Edmonton), with events running from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
Besides fitness challenges, there will be BBQ from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, massages available on site for participants, and prizes for the top three fundraisers (1st prize valued at $500+, 2nd prize valued at $300+, and 3rd prize valued at $200+).
By participating in Sweat for Autism, you will help autistic people and their families access health and wellness programming. The need for such programs is critical.
According to recent estimates, 1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental difference that affects communication, social interaction, sensory perception and behaviour. In the greater Edmonton area, it's estimated that over 18,000 families are directly affected by autism. More than a third of Autistic children, teens and adults live with obesity, more than twice the incidence in the non-ASD population. One of the biggest challenges for ASD individuals and their families is access to health and wellness programs. Furthermore, caregivers lack access to programming, the technical skills and the support needed to support their family members with their health and wellness needs.
With this fundraising effort, Autism Edmonton and No More Excuses are hoping to continue their partnership and expand programming efforts to serve the needs of even more families in our community.
Sweat for Autism aims to raise $10,000 for the ongoing funding of health and wellness programs offered by Autism Edmonton.
Interested? Join the challenge now! Hurry up - the number of tickets available is limited!
How it works:
- Register for the event on Facebook.
- Pick the classes you would like to attend and secure your spot here.
- Download the pledge form and bring it to the studio prior or on the day of the event. Please note minimun $30 in pledges is required.