Take a swing to fight Autism!
The first annual “Swinging” with CHOP fundraiser takes place Saturday, April 26th at 11:00am in Northeast Philadelphia at the Polish American Stringband Clubhouse (2725 E. Westmoreland Street in Port Richmond). The event includes a wiffle ball tournament, music, and more. Proceeds benefit the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia.
Researchers say that today, more than ever, many more people are diagnosed with an ASD. Approximately 1 out of every 68 children in the United States are born with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. (source: CDC)
Individuals who suffer from these afflictions long for a normal, happy life just as everyone wishes. However, because of their “disabilities” due to their disorder, they find it hard with everyday routines, functions and social interactions. Those of us not born with this disorder should be grateful that we don’t have to endure these DAILY challenges. Ironically, people who have been born “challenged” in this way are often so smart and talented.
YOU can make a difference in the lives of those afflicted with Autism. We hope to see you there!