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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Be Aware!

On Saturday morning, our family was up and out before the sun rose. We picked up some of the food stuffs that were generously donated by area merchants and then headed over to Payne Recreation Center in Moraine, near Dayton.
Yes, it was time once again for the annual Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run Event!

There was a great turn out for this event in spite of the rain!
 I had such fun acting as one of the photographers and I wanted to share just a few of my images with all of you...

And they're off!

Dancing their way to the finish lne...












3 of my nephew's beautiful teachers!






I know this lovely walker!

My personal choices for best walkers? These two!

Grace raised a nice amount of money for this very important cause thanks to several dear neighbors and friends. Our love & thanks to each one of them.
Over $40, 000 was raised and those monies will stay right here in the Dayton area to help area families touched by Autism.



These wonderful children just want to be treated with love and respect...to become aware is to be empowered. We, the families who have been affected by autism, have hope..the hope that through the increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and appropriate treatments, people with autism will lead fuller, more complete lives.


Wishing each one of you a sweet last week of April!

Love to you all.






10 comments:

salmagundi said...

What a bunch of beautiful (inside and out) people especially the kids. Have a great week. Sally

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

An amazing event Sue. It is wonderful when a community comes together for an important cause. I can see why you chose your two fav walkers :-)
xo
Penny

Dawn said...

Bravo! Wonderful post. Great photos. Awesome event.

SmilingSally said...

Such a worthy charity, Susie. Did you see last night's episode of Celebrity Apprentice? A HUGE check will be donated to this cause.

Laurie said...

Looks like a great turnout - and I love the t-shirt!

suzyq said...

Susie Q - what an amazing effort! Congrats on such a fantastic weekend - glad to see the rain didn't dampen your day.
Suzyq

Denise Marie said...

love this post, honey. gonna have to share it with a dear friend here in Houston.

Jeanie said...

Look at those faces! You got some awesome photos. Wonderful!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Beautiful, awesome people....m...

Melissa said...

Mad props to those who can complete such an event, with all their dignity intact - it's more than I could do!