Anderson County EMS Supports "Strides for Autism"
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:55PM
Editor

Anderson County Emergency Medical Services personnel will participate and support the Upstate Strides for Autism event at 9 am, April 9th at Simpsonville’s Heritage Park. Activities include a 5k Fun Walk, Resources Fair and Family-Fun Activities. Strides for Autism is an annual fundraising event which serves to increase awareness of autism in our state, honor those who have been touched by autism and promote citizens to become a part of the solution. Honorary Chairs for the event are Phil & Amy Parham of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and parents of a child with autism.
 
Anderson County EMS is meant to include all County employees, partnering EMS & law enforcement agencies, fire service partners, as well as co-workers, vendors, family and friends. The team has already reached $275 of their $500 goal.
 
“This is a worth-while event to raise funds and awareness for autism and the South Carolina Autism Society,” said Scott Stoller, Anderson County Emergency Medical Services Director and Team Anderson County EMS Captain. “As some of you are probably aware, my daughter Kathleen is autistic. That is my reason for championing this event. I would personally like to encourage everyone to come out for a day of fun and fellowship while support those touched by autism.”
 
All funds raised in SC will go directly to helping the SC Autism Society fulfill its mission within our State. To register or donate, please visit: http://www.scautism.org/strides/team/16/

Chartered in 1972 by the State of SC, the SC Autism Society’s purpose is to enable all individuals with autism spectrum disorders to reach their maximum potential.

Autism is a developmental disability that strikes about 1 in 150 children, usually effecting speech, socialization, and behavior.  It generally appears during the first three years of life. The cause is still unknown.

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