A longstanding event returns this fall to help local children who are diagnosed with autism.
The Angel For Autism 5K/10K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 28. The race will start at the Community Center of Nashville, 455 S. Washington, beginning at 8 a.m. Registration and packet pickup starts at 6:30 a.m.
Angel for Autism was created in 2009 after the tragic death of Traci Storey in 2008.
Angel for Autism works to raise funds to help create sensory rooms for schools and therapists to use to help children with autism as well as other mood or behavior disorders. Students in schools can use rooms to help with early childhood, Autism, other diagnosed mood or behavior issues as well as many other reasons. Nashville’s sensory room is used by school therapists, teachers, Occupational therapy, speech therapy and early childhood intervention specialists.
Prizes will be awarded to the overall top three male and top three female 10K participants as well as for the top three male and female overall in the 5K event and top three male and female finishers in certain age groups.
The top three male and female walkers in the 5K, and registered participants under the age of 10 in the 1/2 mile walk/run will receive a finisher’s medal.
As the organizers say, “life really is a sweet ‘Storey.’”
Registration may completed online at www.angelforautism.com or by mailing a form to Angel For Autism, 8435 Geisel Lane, Nashville, 62263.