Thanks to our families, friends, supporters and staff members who participated in HMEA’s Autism Resource Central’s 2019 5K Run & Walk for Autism Acceptance on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Bancroft School. It was an amazing event!
Autism Resource Central’s 5K Run & Walk for Autism Acceptance is one of their signature fundraising events and for the first time, it had a central theme – Superhero! The event raised $107K which supports programs such as Summer Camp, Autism 101 Parent Trainings and more for families in Central Massachusetts.
BCI has been partnering with Autism Resource Central for 15 years. Autism Resource Central’s services are critical to strengthening, educating and supporting families affected by Autism Spe
ctrum Disorder and BCI is proud to be a longtime supporter. The 5K event has become so successful over the years, it necessitated a move from Quinsigamond State Park to the new Bancroft School location. This year, there were 182 runners and walkers! BCI’s very own Behavior Technician from the Springfield office, Mariah Peck, placed third in the Women’s ages 20-29 division and placed 35th overall!
BCI was proud to be a major sponsor of this event. We were also delighted to host the Superhero themed “Kid’s Corner” with plenty of fun activities for all the kids – from face painting and a photo booth to kinetic sand tables and many other activity stations. Thank you to our 35 staff members who volunteered to run the Kid’s Corner!
For more info and to view race results, visit Autism Resource Central’s race page: http://www.autismresourcecentral.org/fundraising/run-walk/