Wednesday, March 06 2013 @ 09:42 AM UTC
Contributed by: lajordan13
FAMILIES COME TOGETHER TO “ROAR” FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
Kennedy Krieger adds a new 5K run and family fun walk to its 9th annual ROAR for Autism event; bike ride and family festival also to return
BALTIMORE, MD—Kennedy Krieger Institute will mark Autism Awareness Month with its 9th annual ROAR for Autism event on Sunday, April 28, at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Families and friends will come together to bike, run, walk – and most importantly – break the silence surrounding autism with a united ROAR to raise awareness and funds for autism research. Back by popular demand is the 25-mile bike ride and family festival, and new this year is a partial road/partial cross country 5k run and a family fun walk.
Autism is a brain-based developmental disability affecting the ability of 1 in 88 children to communicate and form relationships with others. As one of nation’s leaders in autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute strives to provide earlier diagnosis and develop successful treatments by discovering how autism affects the brain.
With activities for the entire family, ROAR for Autism is a fun-filled day with meaningful purpose. For the first time, the event will feature a 5k run for those who want to hit the pavement feet first. Participants can also take part in the 25-mile bike ride for cycling enthusiasts or a 1-mile family fun walk. After biking, running or walking, families will enjoy a festival featuring music, children’s entertainment, carnival games, refreshments and more!
Participants and teams may go online to register, join a fundraising team and build personal fundraising pages—all in support of autism research. Want to support ROAR for Autism, but can’t attend on April 28th? Just register to “Snore for ROAR” and raise awareness and funds while you sleep in.
Additionally, an iPad mini valued at $330 will be raffled off at the event. Tickets can be bought online or at the event for $5 each or three for $10.
For more information about ROAR for Autism, or to register, visit www.ROARforAutism.org
or call 443-923-7300.
ROAR for Autism 2013
25-mile Bike Ride, Partial Road/Partial Cross Country 5k Run, 1-mile Family Fun Walk & Family Fun Festival
Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Sunday, April 28, 2013
6:30 a.m. - 25-mile bike ride registration opens (7 a.m. start)
7:00 a.m. - 5k registration opens (8:30 a.m. start)
8:00 a.m. - All 25-mile bike riders must be on course
8:45 a.m. - 1-mile Family Fun Walk begins
9:00 a.m. - Family Fun Festival
Advance Online Registration (by April 26)
Adults - $25.00
Children 12 and under - $10.00
Register by April 10 and receive a free t-shirt!
On-Site Registration (April 28)
Adults - $30.00
Children 12 and under - $15.00
Children 4 and under participate for free!
Snore for ROAR
Adult - $30
Children 12 and under - $15
Additional Visit www.ROARforAutism.org
or call 443-923-7300.
Information: ROAR for Autism is on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ROARforAutism
About Kennedy Krieger Institute
Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 19,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org