The ASCV is proud to announce the AuSome 54-Day Challenge
in honor of the 1 in 54 diagnosed with autism!
The AuSome 54-Day Challenge is an expansion of our annual 5K & Family Fun Day, giving you even more ways to participate. Choose your goal, log your miles, fundraise in support of the ASCV, and join us on August 1st to celebrate!
The AuSome 54-Day Challenge begins on June 8 and runs through July 31. Participants can pick the goal number of miles they would like to walk or run during the Challenge:
- 5K: Walk or run 3.1 miles to complete the ASCV 5K!
- 18 miles: Celebrate our 18th year by logging 18 miles, or about a third of a mile a day
- 54 miles: Recognize the 1 in 54 by logging an average of a mile a day
- 108 miles: Recognize the 1 in 54 by logging an average of 2 miles a day
- 162 miles: Recognize the 1 in 54 by logging an average of 3 miles a day
Register your team today, fundraise together, and join us for this fun and inspiring day as we honor and support our local autism community. Our goal is to raise $180,000 in honor of our 18th Anniversary year.
The Autism Society Central Virginia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is proud to be the region’s premier source of education, advocacy, and support for individuals with autism, their families, and professionals. Autism is a developmental disability that occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Many individuals with autism have significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The prevalence rate of autism continues to rise, and currently the CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 54 children in the US has autism. The ASCV serves as the local voice and resource for the Central Virginia autism community. Funds raised from the ASCV AuSome 54-Day Challenge will provide much needed support, resources, and programs for local families living with autism. The funds raised here, stay here!
Sophia Garabedian, Team Marky G, aka On Your Mark
"I have been walking the ASCV 5K with my family for the past 4 years. I walk for my brother, Marky, who has Autism. This event brings together our friends and family to celebrate him and all that he does. I walk for my brother, who inspires me each and every day to be the best person I possibly can. He may be younger than I am, but he is my role model. I walk for my brother, who teaches me more than I could ever learn in school. He has taught me the importance that kindness, compassion, and perspective have on the life of an individual with special needs. I walk because there is nothing more rewarding than giving back to the community, especially to support someone you love."