Hands for Hope Walk to Raise Funds for Autism Center

Texas Tech's Burkhart Center to host the Hands for Hope 2009: A Walk for Autism Awareness event April 5.

Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at Texas Tech University will host its annual fundraising walk at 2 p.m. April 5 at the Willie McCool Track and Field at 34th Street and Vicksburg Avenue. The event encourages participants to walk or run, play games, listen to music and generally enjoy a fun-filled afternoon as well as to raise money for programming for the Burkhart Center for Autism.

Proceeds from this event fund the Center’s eight Family Fun Days, provide two weeks of summer camp for children with ASD and support the monthly Parents’ Night Out as well as many other programs at the center.

Participants may register individually or as a team online at the Autism Walk Web site. Registration forms also may be submitted by mail to the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, Texas Tech College of Education, Attn: Hands for Hope Walk 2008, Box 41071, Lubbock, TX, 79409-1071.

For more information contact Stacy Poteet, walk coordinator for the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at (806) 742-1998 ext. 458.


The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research provides services and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and the professionals who work with them to improve their quality of life.

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