Teachers and principals took to the walls of South Park Middle School this past week. That’s correct, the walls – not the halls. Students participated in an exciting awareness and fundraising event benefitting Autism Speaks. They were given the opportunity to tape their teachers and principals to the walls. For a $1 donation they received a 20-foot piece of duct tape. Talk about creative uses for duct tape – these students took it to a new level.
Beth Cafaro, co-chair of the event at South Park Middle School is a five-year team captain for the Pittsburgh Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Her team, “Disney Store 326” raised over $3,500 for the 2009 Walk event and to date has raised more than $7,500 to support the mission of Autism Speaks. We are thankful for Beth’s dedication, commitment and support to our Walk event throughout the years.
Because of the support of individuals like Beth and the students and faculty at South Park Middle, we can continue to raise awareness of autism in exciting and fun ways and at the same time raise the funds that are vital to continuing the research into the causes, effective treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorder and changing the future for all who deal with autism on a daily basis.
Special thanks also to WPXI.com for taking the time to attend this exciting awareness event and for promoting it not only on their webpage but also on their recent newscasts. You can view the video here.