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Bear's Brigade 2015

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August 13, 2015

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BENEFITING: AutismUp

EVENT: KiteFlite 2015

EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2015

Lisa Ponticello

THE STORY:

Hi!  I hope you'll take a minute to keep reading about why we participate in this event every year...oh, and watch the video... : ) AutismUp is the leading autism support organization in the local area. Founded in 2004 by four moms, its grown to over 2,000 member families and continues to grow as the autism incidence rate grows.  This year, AutismUp celebrates a decade of inspired work on behalf of those living with autism - but the work is far from done. Children with autism continue to grow up - into adults with autism, and their needs continue. AutismUp is looking towards the future - providing help for today, and hope for tomorrow. Your support of our march team, "Bear's Brigade," will help AutismUp raise much needed funding to continue to provide really awesome programs and support for kids like Alex who, otherwise, would not have the same opportunities afforded kiddos his age. Seriously, if it weren't for the highly supported and customized programs he is enrolled in, he would be sitting on the couch or running (very quickly) in front of us!  Because of AutismUp, Alex has his own "stuff" to do - Exploring Sensations, Summer Camp, Basketball...to name a few. These programs are customized for individuals who need more support, and meet his unique sensory, social and communication needs. AND, in the very near future, AutismUp is going to have a "home" - a safe and appropriate setting for individuals with autism, and their entire family, to learn, play, be fit, and "fit in." A place where everyone's needs can be met and everyone simply "gets it." : ) Sigh. It's gonna be great, but it's also going to take a lot of money, so that is why we will march again this year in the Kite Parade and why we love AutismUp and hope you will join us in our efforts to build an amazing multi sensory learning environment that will be there as Alex grows up. We recognize that there are many worthy causes to get behind and lend your support. We really appreciate that you have read this far and we thank you for your consideration! Sincerely, Bear's Brigade - Lisa, Angelo, Alex Bear and Bella | To hear more about what AU is up to, check out this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzkjsszoDBU

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To This Fundraiser

$1,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Mertz's in Buffalo

    $200

  • The Price Cousins

    $200

  • Oma and Opa

    $100

  • Sharon and Marty

    $50

  • The Woodrings

    $100

  • The Tebben cousins

    $100

  • Mom, Dad & Bella

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • The Rennoldson Family

     

  • Amy, Jim, Jason, Maggie Dandy

    $100

  • Paula Metzler

     

  • The Dugan family

    $75

  • Rosenthal family

     

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43% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Rosenthal family

Rosenthal family

3 years ago

The Dugan family

The Dugan family

DONATION: $75

sounds like autismUp is working on some amazing things - that will improve Alex's future. Have a great walk this weekend! 3 years ago

Paula Metzler

Paula Metzler

In honor of all my fellow autism moms 3 years ago

Amy, Jim, Jason, Maggie Dandy

Amy, Jim, Jason, Maggie Dandy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Rennoldson Family

The Rennoldson Family

Thanks for fighting for Alex, Camryn, and countless others! Love you guys. 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $125

3 years ago

Mom, Dad & Bella

Mom, Dad & Bella

DONATION: $125

Keep going Alex!!! We cherish your energy, enthusiasm and infectious smile. And, we love you so much. : ) 3 years ago

The Tebben cousins

The Tebben cousins

DONATION: $100

Love to you all! 3 years ago

The Woodrings

The Woodrings

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sharon and Marty

Sharon and Marty

DONATION: $50

3 years ago