4th Annual Lace It, Face It Walk

Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by: Kristy Rothe | Category: Events

SYLVANIA, OHIO – The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio will hold its fourth annual Lace It, Face It Walk sponsored by Meijer, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Avenue, in Sylvania. Lace It is for the walk; Face It is for Autism Awareness. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and entrance to the park will be free for participants that morning. Participants should park near the shelter and in the Tam-O-Shanter lot next door. IDance will kick-off the walkers at 9:00 a.m. from Open Air Shelter #2, and will begin the walk’s 1.1 mile loop. Walkers may walk the loop as many times as they like. Please note that Olander Park does not allow dogs.

During, and following the walk, participants can enjoy a variety of activities: a visit with Muddy the Mud Hen; learning about Amazing Animal Adaptation and engaging with the touch tank from the Toledo Zoo; face painting; and a variety of outdoor games. Additionally, teams and individuals can memorialize the event with a hand print art painting to take home.

There is no limit on the number of people who may participate in the walk, and registrations will be accepted right up until the event starts, including at the door. However, an event t-shirt will only be available to those whose registration is received by Thursday, September 1, 2016. NEW THIS YEAR: teams can have a team name placed on the back of their t-shirt for an additional $3.00. There is a 12 character limit on team names.

The registration fee is $20.00 per adult walker. Children under age 10 may walk for free without a walk t-shirt, or for $10.00 with a t-shirt. Participants are encouraged to raise pledges in honor of loved ones with autism and to assemble walking teams. Walkers who raise $45.00 in pledges (over and above the registration fee) will receive a pair of puzzle-piece shoelaces specially made for the walk.

All donations raised stay right here in northwest Ohio to help us provide services to all affected by autism. The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio is an affiliate of the oldest and largest grassroots autism organization in the country, the Autism Society of America. We provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals, parents, family members and professionals affected by autism across the lifespan and the entire spectrum, throughout 12 counties in Northwest Ohio. Our chapter relies heavily on donations and fundraisers in order to provide these services, so events like the Lace It, Face It Walk are very important to our existence.

For more information, to download a registration/pledge form, or to register, visit us at https://asno.org/our-programs-and-events/lace-it-face-it-walk/

Press Release Contact Name: Kristy Rothe
Press Release Contact Email: asno3@bex.net
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-490-7357
Organization Name: The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio
Website or Link: asno.org
Organization Address: 6629 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43617