4th Annual Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk and Fun Fest held
Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge held their 4th Annual Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk and Fun Fest on Saturday, April 13. The event was from 8 a.m. to noon at the Louisiana State Police Headquarters on Independence Boulevard. Honorary Chairpersons, Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police and Toby Rogers (son of Scott Rogers) brought much life and energy to the cause. Master of Ceremonies Scott Rogers of the :Around Town: TV Show showed true commitment and a fun, colorful and uplifting presence with the record-breaking crowd of over 6,000 people.
Recognizing April as Autism Awareness month, the event garnered exposure to autism in the community and raised funds to exclusively fund the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders program at Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge. This year’s event brought in over $106,000.00 and still counting as donations are still being received.
For the first time, a silent auction was held in conjunction with the run/walk and was very successful. Major sponsors for the event were Wal-Mart, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana.