The Kiwanis Club of Springville will host the ninth annual Christine Padasak Memorial Autism Awareness 5K & Family Fun Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at The Children’s League, 393 North St. in Springville.

The Kiwanis Club of Springville and Kiwanis International share a mission to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. This civic oriented social club has selected The Children’s League to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from this annual event.

All proceeds will go to The Children’s League with a portion specifically to its Autism Program to promote excellence. It’s been said that to accomplish great things, one has to do great things, and in order for The Children’s League to keep doing great things – the extra things that truly make a meaningful difference – they need your help.

The Autism Program at The Children’s League is a highly specialized program with staff trained to address the core issues of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research shows that hitting those core symptoms early with intensive behaviorally based instruction results in best outcomes. Educational practices are not sufficient — extra effort and resources are essential.  By contributing you will be making a difference in the life of a child.

Following the race and walk, there will be a deluxe pancake breakfast. Additional family-friendly activities will be held in the park-like setting behind the school. In addition to the play structures and beautifully shaded grassy play areas, there will be a bounce house and carnival style children’s games. There will also be a basket raffle and door prizes.

The public is invited to come for the event, even if they do not plan to run or walk. Bring the entire family and enjoy good food and fun and support a good cause!

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