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Event: 2009 Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism
Location: Raley Field, West Sacramento, CA
Date: October 4, 2009
Synopsis: The local chapter of Autism Speaks holds its second annual Walk Now for Autism fundraising event. This year, over 7,000 people attended, raising over $200,000 for autism reseach, advocacy, family services, and awareness. The walk was held at Raley Field and included appearances by Amy Lewis, KFBK anchor, Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Mayor, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, CA Assembly women Mariko Yamada and Alyson Huber, and Dr. Blythe Corbett and the SENSE Theatre kids, as well as lots of fun activities for children and their families.
Event: SENSE Theatre -- "Making SENSE"
Location: DMTC, Davis, CA
Date: June 6, 7, 13, & 14, 2009
Synopsis: The brainchild of Dr. Blythe Corbett of the MIND Institute, the SENSE Theatre is a unique theatrical intervention research program designed to improve the social and emotional functioning of children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Recently coming off their first joint production of Disney's "The Jungle Book Kids," Blythe Corbett, Ph.D. sits down to discuss the program. More information about SENSE Theatre can be found at http://www.sensetheatre.com. SENSE Theatre is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.
Event: P.A.R. 4 Kids Sake Golf Tournament
Location: Ruby Hill Golf Club, Pleasanton, CA
Date: June 8, 2009
Synopsis: Founded by Cindy and Eric Everson, parents of two children with autism, the P.A.R. (Providing Autism Research) 4 Kids Golf Tournament benefitting the MIND Institute and several bay area autism service providers, celebrates it's 7th year as one of the premiere annual fundraising golf tournaments in northern California.
Event: 2009 KNCI Pat & Tom Clint Howard Wiffle Ball Challenge
Location: Howe Park, Sacramento, CA
Date: May 30, 2009
Synopsis: Wacky family fun at the 6th Annual Clint Howard Wiffle Ball Challenge, an annual event to raise funds for the UC Davis MIND Institute, featuring Pat and Tom from KNCI.
Event: Fragile X Awareness Day
Location: California State Capitol
Date: April 14, 2009
Synopsis: Special 11AM Press Conference/Rally on the West Steps of the California State Capitol. Featuring Senator Dennis Hollingsworth, speakers from the MIND Institute, and others commemorating the 4th Annual Fragile X Awareness Day.
Event: World Autism Awareness Day
Location: California State Capitol
Date: April 2, 2009
Synopsis: Special Noon Rally on the West Steps of the California State Capitol. Featuring speakers from Autism Speaks, the MIND Institute, and the California State Assembly commemorating the 2nd Annual World Autism Awareness Day.