The Interbay Rotary Club is hosting Cycling For Autism on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the Pasco Rotary Pavilion at Concourse Nature Park in Spring Hill. In the past six years we have raised over $130,000 to support children in our community who have an autism spectrum disorder.
Course mileage will be well marked and attendants on-site will have directions on the 3, 6, 12, 25, or 50 mile tracks at the Rotary Pavilion (off Hwy 52) and taking through the beautiful Starkey Wilderness Park.
Lunch service will begin at approximately noon. Snacks and dessert items available all afternoon.
Open bar service will begin at 1PM
Games for adults and children will begin at 1PM: prizes will be awarded
Raffles will be held throughout the afternoon along with a silent auction.
Music/entertainment (TBA) will be provided.
What is it? How does it work? These are a variety of ways you can help:
Recently, Interbay Rotary club made the decision to support autism with the focus on children. Autism Spectrum Disorder is currently being diagnosed at the rate of 1/68 children today. We do not know what causes autism and no current cure exists. It costs a family between 3-5 million dollars over their child’s lifespan. Yet, less than 5% of NIH research dollars goes toward autism…far less than the 44% that goes to childhood cancer or the 20% that funds childhood diabetes even though the prevalence of autism is far greater. The monies raised will be donated to two programs that help people touched by autism spectrum disorder today, when families most need it. The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida will be the recipients of the donations to continue their work in delivering education, services and supports to children and their families.