Use Your Senses One Step at a Time
1st Annual 5k Walk and 1 Mile Family Walk
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and STAR Center Benefit Walk
October 16, 2011
150 walkers came out for our 1st annual walk, benefitting both the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and the STAR Center. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day in Colorado... a perfect day to "Use Your Senses." The colors of the trees changing, the smell of the crisp air, the sound and feel of the leaves crunching under our feet, and the taste of fine food all made for a sensational event.
Everyone had such a great time, especially the kids. We had two very talented face painters, Buttons the Clown making balloon animals, a race car from Night Gallery Racing Team, great food from LIME, frozen yogurt samples from Zinga, and many more vendors and exhibitors showing their incredible products and services.
We had two fund raising events this year - the 5k walk and a concert with Coles Whalen. Nearly $10,000 was raised between these two events. Along with these fund raising events we were fortunate enough to be involved with the Vivint Gives Back Project earlier this year. Through your votes we were entered into a contest for a chance to win either a $100,000 or a $250,000 cash donation from Vivint. Although we did not win either of these two cash prizes, we were able to participate in several matching donation periods. We received a check this week for a total of $23,610 in donations from supporters and matching donations through Vivint! The funds raised this year will go toward our research labs and the building of the first outdoor sensory playground in the state of Colorado.
More than anything, we hope to raise awareness and educate others about the challenges those with sensory processing disorder and their families face. Through your generous donations, our research will continue and help to identify the sources, recognize the symptoms, and develop effective treatment of sensory processing disorder.
We thank all of you who joined and supported us in these events this year and hope to see you again next year.
Some snapshots from the event
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