Raising Hope with FirstSteps for Kids
FirstSteps for Kids, Inc <http://www.firststepsforkids.com/> specializes in improving the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders by using empirically validated ABA treatment. For 9 years Team FirstSteps has fundraised for Autism Speaks, raising over $130,000 for the non-profit organization. Last year, in an effort to raise awareness as well as funds, FirstSteps hosted the inaugural and overwhelming successful, sold-out Light Metlox Blue Benefit. We are proud to support FirstSteps and Autism Speaks for their 2nd Annual Light Metlox Blue Benefit!
The 2nd Annual awareness benefit will be held at the luxurious Shade Hotel <http://www.shadehotel.com/> on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 in Downtown Manhattan Beach in the Metlox Plaza. From 6 – 9 pm, guests will mingle among one-of-a-kind items (like the MIXT Baby Basket!) in their exclusive silent auction, while enjoying music, drink specials, and light fare in the hotel’s beautiful courtyard. Proceeds from the event will benefit Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Please note dress code for the event is dressy casual and that Tickets are available now on the FirstSteps website <http://www.firststepsforkids.com/community/events/219-join-us-for-our-2nd-annual-light-metlox-blue-benefit-april-18th-2013> .
Autism is a neurological disorder affecting 1in 88 children born today. Every 11 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. It occurs across all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. At this time, there is no simple cure. Autism Speaks is a tremendous organization that has a proven track record for using their funding for not only medical and genetic research, but also for helping families today with wonderful resources, consultation, and public policy efforts to ensure all families have immediate access to quality treatment services. Please visit www.autismspeaks.org <http://ww.autismspeaks.org/> to learn more about Autism Speaks and www.firststepsforkids.com <http://www.firststepsforkids.com/> to learn more about how FirstSteps helps local families.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to support this important cause please visit Team FirstSteps Walk Now Team Page