Walk for Autism takes its first steps toward success
March 23, 2011 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 22, 2011 at 10:23 p.m.
IF YOU GO to the Barbecue
WHAT: Victoria Walk 4 Autism Barbecue
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday
WHERE: Club Movida, 2701 Lone Tree Road
COST: $6 a plate on Sunday or tickets can be purchased at Gabriella's Accents at 3804 John Stockbauer Drive
Plates will have brisket and trimmings
For more information, contact Valerie Medina at 361-648-9297 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU want to walk 4 autism
WHAT: Victoria Walk 4 Autism
WHEN: 8 a,m. to 4 p.m., April 9. Registration from 8 to 9 a.m. and entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Riverside Park special events area
For more information, contact Valerie Medina at 361-648-9297 or Gary Moses at 361-573-2853.
Walks toward raising awareness for any cause, such as cancer and Down's Syndrome, is a great thing, but when Valerie Medina learned nothing was being done for autism in Victoria, it became personal.
Medina, who has a cousin with autism, wanted to do the sufferers of the disease justice and will have a barbecue benefit for the first Victoria Walk for Autism in April.
"We just wanted to bring more awareness," the 27-year-old Victoria resident said.
The planning began in November, and at least 30 teams of 15 people each have signed up for the walk, and 800 T-shirts have been ordered.
The goal is to hit 1,000, she said.
Aside from the walk, there will be a free Easter egg hunt, carnival, concession stands and information on autism from local resources.
All the money will go to the Autism Society in Austin, she said.
"We're just a family that wanted to bring awareness to the community," she said.