"2Myles4Autism" Raises Money for Autism Awareness
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CREATED Apr. 28, 2013
HOWARD, WI -- April is Autism Awareness Month. Students from Meadowbrook Elementary school in Howard organized a special event Sunday morning for the second year in a row.
It's the “2Myles4Autism” event, named after one of their students with autism. Classmates say they come out to support the 2.5 mile walk because they're inspired by their friend Myles.
"Myles’s class is in charge of running the event, fourth graders, Myles is a fourth grader here at Meadowbrook, and they put the whole thing together,” said his father, Ryan Welnetz.
“Their dedication to this cause, their hard work, their perseverance, the way they reached out to businesses, that's what made this all possible," added Vanessa Moran, Myles’s teacher.
Today also happens to be Myles’s birthday!
All the proceeds go toward purchasing technology equipment for students with autism in the Howard-Suamico school district.