Saturday, November 1, 2008

Autism Speaks Walk

Hi Everyone! I finally got a minute to blog about our walk. I can't believe it was three weeks ago. I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to our walk. This walk is a national event with the walk occurring in several cities over the year. The walk for our state raised over $425,000 to date. Our "Curing Carson" team raised nearly $2000. I was blown away with the generosity of people, especially in these hard financial times. For everyone who donated, thank you so much. This money will go toward much needed research. The presence of so many friends and family members was incredible. We never feel nor have we ever felt alone in this battle against Autism. This day just proved even more that we really do have a strong team working with us. There were over 9000 people in attendance gaining valuable knowledge about Autism. The information was there to be found. It means so much to know that people in our life care so much that they would spend their Sunday gaining awareness about Autism. It's truly amazing and we are very blessed. Besides Emily, Carson, Griffin and I, the rest of our walkers included Granny, Nonna, Aunt Amiee, Aunt Kristie, Uncle Tommy, Aunt Niki, Blake, Brooke, Aunt Cindy, Uncle Joe, Rachel, Madeline, Caitlin, Aunt Mary, Jaclyn, Amira, Darci, Dayna, Becky, Jeff and Logan.

It was a perfect day for the walk and we had a great time!

Carson rode on my shoulders for some of the walk....

He wasn't too sure about Geoffrey

Being shy with Mommy!

Uncle Tommy, Carson and I

Darci and Dayna

Waiting for his turn to jump....

Looks like it was worth the wait.

Some team shots....

Although it was wonderful to have 9000 people show up to this event, it is also tragic in the same right that Autism affects this many lives. This epidemic needs to stop. As more and more people gain awareness and unfortunately as more children are affected, the medical community will be forced to look at correlation between Autism and vaccines. The sooner the better.
The good part is that in many cases this is reversible....a lot of hard work, yes but worth every second of it when see your child coming out of this world.
Thank you so much for your continued support. We love all of you!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys had a great walk and were able to raise some money for this cause! Love the pictures, looks like you had a beautiful day for walking!

Take care!

Anonymous said...

We love you right back....Nonna