Saturday, April 17, was a day of diverse community members coming together for one great purpose -- to raise funds to support Autism Speaks and raise public awareness of the growing number of autistic children being diagnosed in our neighborhoods, states and nation. KidsPeace's "KidsPeace Kares" team was the largest in the group of walkers, consisting 150 associates from our Community Autism Services, executive and residential departments, as well as children who receive outpatient and residential services from KidsPeace in the Lehigh Valley. Disc jockeys from local radio station WLEV walked on the KidsPeace team, as did parents of children in our programs. We raised more than $3,000 so far, but more donations will be coming in until August. Colorful shirts identified the KidsPeace team members, and the spirit and camaraderie of our group was palpable and exciting to behold. A big thank you to all who participated and to all who donated to make our efforts so successful.
KidsPeace CFO/Treasurer Tim Richards joins Rob Harvey and Paige Keeter from Autism Services to walk with KidsPeace team