Image One . via Crowdrise
July 01, 2010
BENEFITING: FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
EVENT DATE: Sep 05, 2010
"Friendship Circle is one of the only places Deb and I can drop Danielle off and feel completely comfortable that she will be loved and respected by everyone. Besides playing with Dani weekly at the Friendship Circle, every year they take Dani to camp for 2 nights and do another field trip to Cedar Point. Deb and I still can't believe there is a place like this for our daughter. Dani truly has amazing friends at the Friendship Circle. Please watch the video we've posted on this page, it’s truly inspirational." Joel Pearlman, (Dani's Dad and Image One CEO)
Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 for autism. To reach this goal we are participating in The Friendship Circle's Walk 4 Friendship and will be matching donations up to $5,000.
The Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of children with special needs. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving. The Friendship Circle was founded on the idea that within each person is a soul, and that soul is the same regardless of any limitations that may surround it. That regardless of whatever natural gifts we may have or lack, regardless of what obstacles and challenges we may confront, our souls are sacred and worthy of boundless love. We believe that every human being, regardless of background or faith, deserves the gift of true friendship. Friendship has a ripple effect on the community, impacting the lives of all involved, raising the consciousness of society at large.
DID YOU KNOW?
1 in 110 children are diagnosed with autism.
67 children are diagnosed per day. A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes.
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent diseases.
There is no medical detection or cure for autism.