Sunday, March 17, 2013

Metro Friendship Foundation Fundraiser


Join us Sunday, April 21st in Excelsior, to support the amazing work of the Metro Friendship Foundation at the 5th Annual Ice Breaker Gala!

I had the privilege to be a guest at last year's event, and am really excited attend again this year!

Autism and other related conditions are complex neurobiological disorders that typically last throughout a person’s lifetime and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. This condition is known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is diagnosed by a physician. Harvard School of Public Health estimates that direct costs for individuals with ASD range from $29,000 to more than $43,000 per person per year. Parents living with children with ASD have strong financial concerns for their families. 

  • Cost of caring for the child can drain family financial resources
  • Cost of caring for the child can drain family’s future finances
  • Cost of raising this child financially impacts raising other siblings
Without early intervention in social skills training, many individuals with ASD may never achieve economic self sufficiency
Metro Friendship Foundation (MFF) empowers individuals with ASD to fulfill their life's potential through scholarships.

Please "click" on the image above or below, to be connected to the MFF website.  There you will find information for the event, as well as ways to support the wonderful work Metro Friendship Foundation provides children and their families.

Hope to see you there!