BEEF AND BOWL/WALK FOR AUTISM SPEAKS PHILADELPHIA
Organized by: Luis Rivera
EVENT DATE Aug 22, 2015
Dear Friend, Today 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls ) are diagnose with Autism in the United States . A.S.D affects over 2 millions individual in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide behind each of this numbers is a person living with Autism a future that we can change with your help. My story begins July 14 2011 when my second son Shane was born at 2:45 in the morning weighing 8 lb 10 oz it was the happiest day of my life because now Lucas has a little brother to play with .when Shane turned one my wife notice that Shane was not responding to his name and not making eye contact concern she call the pediatrician and made appointment to see a specialist.It was January 2013 when were told that Shane was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at that moment I look at my wife and told her that everything was going to be okay, as a husband you are supposed to be strong but listening to the Dr. and everything she was saying to us about Shane was a lot to process,it felt like my world came to a stop trying to figure out what was going to happen next and how our lives will change, because now it wasn't just how we will deal with Shane but how are we going to explain it to his brother Lucas why he doesn't want a hug or play with him or even say his brother name it was hard but our lives did change Shane has made me a better person and a loving father and husband and with the support of our family and friends we kown that we will be okay. Despite the strikingly high prevalence of autism, autism research remains one of lowest funding areas of medical research by both public and private sources. But funding for research is woefully inadequate. Someday with your help, we will find a cure! As a family we have decided to make an effort to increase autism awareness. We are having a Beef and Bowl on August 22,2015 and we are looking for lane sponsors, and the WALK FOR AUTISM PHILADELPHIA will be October 2015. There are so many ways that you can help our cause. You can choose to sponsor us in these events with a tax deductible donation or walk with us. The proceeds of the Beef and Bowl/ Walk will be used to support the efforts of Autism Speaks. If you are interested in finding out more about them, please check out their website www.autismspeaks.org. Please help us raise money for this extremely important cause by increasing awareness among your friends and coworker. We realize that there are many chairties that vie for your attention, but any contribution, large or small, will be greatly appreciated. As always, thank you for your consideration, support and prayers. It means more to us than we could possilby express. We look forward to hearing from you! Lucas, Shane, Jennifer and Luis Rivera I would not change you for the world. BUT I would chang the world for you.