Saturday, October 11, 2014

Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2014

The Parker Patrol was out in full force this year as we walked again to raise awareness (and money) for autism!  So far, our team raised $1250!  Donations can continue to be made here through the end of 2014, so it isn't too late if you want to donate.

We were up at 6:30 to be out the door by 7.
 The walk was at the Mall of America again.  We headed to the rotunda after checking in to let Parker loose.  
We have been trying to limit him pushing around the stroller because he stims on it, but we let me have fun since today was all about him!
 We warmed up by doing some Zumba!  Everyone got in on the fun!
 TC Bear was there again and Parker loved him just as much!
 Looking up the huge rotunda!
 3 of Parker's friends from our fist ECFE class joined us!  It is crazy to think it has been almost 3 years since we met these little ones!
 And we're off!
 My brother's fiancée coordinated getting our awesome team shirts made!  Thanks Lindsay (far right below.)
 Our whole wonderful team! From left, upper row: Kristen and Mitchell, Shannon and Daphne, Jennifer and Sophia, Me, Laurie, Janet (Nana), Jayden, Lindsay, Cody, Sean. Lower row: Derek and Simon, Sid (Grandpa), Jimmy and Parker.
 The kiddos had fun running on the stage once we finished our loop.
We had such a fun morning!  The total raised to date is $157,122!  
We are so thankful for all the amazing support we have had from friends and family, both at the walk and through donation to our team!  We will be back next and hope more of you can join us!

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