The Walk For Hope is the annual family-oriented fundraiser to support people with autism and their families while improving autism awareness. All funds raised from this event stay in our community and support Autism Society Acadiana’s programs & resources. This year, due to Covid-19 precautions, we’re going virtual!
To sign up go to https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Lafayette/WalkForHopeAcadiana
Between September 1 and Oct 3, Walk for Hope participants can log the miles they walk daily to our Walk website and raise money to support Autism Society Acadiana. Prizes will be given for the top three fundraisers, the team with the most members, and those that logged the most miles walked. Since this is also our 35th anniversary, special recognition will be given to those walk 35 miles or more.
Participants will be able to pick up their Walk for Hope t-shirts on Saturday, September 26 at the Autism Society Acadiana office located at 3108 W. Pinhook Road in Lafayette. T-shirt pick up will take place from 10:00a until 2:00p.
All funds raised from this event stay in our community and support Autism Society Acadiana’s programs & resources. These include:
Stipends for families to attend autism-related seminars/conferences;
Mini-grants for teachers and professionals who work with students with autism;
Local conferences/workshops/training on autism topics
Family-friendly events throughout the year
Lending library and other autism-related resources
And much more!
We strive to make a positive impact on families touched by autism, assisting them as they travel along in their journey. Click here learn more about Autism Society Acadiana and our services.
$20 for adults ages 13 and up, which includes a t-shirt (please select a t-shirt size)
$15 for ages 4-12, which includes a t-shirt (please select a t-shirt size)
Children 3 years and under – Free
The deadline to enter is Sunday, Sept 19 at 11:59 pm CST. Event t-shirts are only guaranteed for individuals who register through RunSignUp, by mail, or in person at our office.
Top 3 teams that raise the most funds during the pre-registration time frame (until Sept. 26)
Team with the most members
Top 3 individuals who walked the most miles between Sept 1 and Oct 2.
Please visit our Facebook page Autism Society Acadiana and share the Walk event with your family and friends.