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Walk for Autism

Click here for information on our 2nd Annual Walk for Autism on May 7, 2017

Thank you to our walkers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making the 2016 Walk for Autism our best yet! With over 500 people in attendance, we were able to raise over $20,000- after expenses- for programs and services for individuals with autism.

We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you!

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Elias KRM

Silver Sponsors

EGRSoccer Baker RCS-Doering

Bronze Sponsors

Essence SpartanNash SpartanNash BRAINS Horizons Centria PBS

Walk Route Sponsors

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Hope Discovery ABA Services

Anderson Family Chiropractic

Wedgwood Autism Center for Child Development

Thrivent Financial

Behavior Health Partners

Dr. Sam Bender Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Appletree Early Care and Preschool- Walker

Zeeland Lumber and Supply

Top Walk Teams!

1st PLACE goes to the Avengers who raised over $2,500.
This team was led by Amanda K.!

2nd PLACE goes to Eli’s Friends who raised over $1,800.
This team was led by ASK Board Members Andre and Beth.

3rd PLACE ended in a tie with both the Sibley Stars Team and Team Deke raising over $1,100!
Those teams were led by Amy B. an ASD teacher at Sibley Elementary, and by Rebecca Johnson.

**Thank you to our awesome teams for doing an outstanding job raising money!

Thanks to the following organizations and people for helping to
make our event extra special:


Hearts for the Arts

East Grand Rapids Girls Soccer Team

East Grand Rapids High School LINKS Students

Life EMS

GRPD K-9 Unit

STRIKE Percussion Ensemble from Caledonia High School


Fun Services

Kent County Search and Rescue

DJ Matt Murphy of Lakeshore Audio and Entertainment

Ms. Kim Carson of WLAV for being the Event MC

John Ball Zoo and Staff

Silent Auction Donors

Behavior Analysts of West Michigan, LLC

Brian Miller

Capital Genealogy

Circle Theatre

Comprehensive Therapy Center

Courtyard Marriott Downtown

Detroit Red Wings


Fox Hyundai

Frames Unlimited

Full Blast Family Entertainment

Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Grand Rapids Griffins

Great Northern Trading Company

Hearts for the Arts

Live Laugh Love Photography

Maple Hill Golf

Mitten Brewing Company

Pilgrim's Run Golf Club

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Shedd Aquarium

Shirley Porche

Sky Zone

SO Awesome

The Meadows Golf Club

The Therapy Shoppe

Trivalent Group, Inc.

Wolverine Worldwide

The Walk for Autism Committee:

Pam Liggett

Celia Andrus

Rick Elias

Brad Andrus

Marie Sly

Mary Kay Anderson

Doug Domine

Rick Ayotte of Thrivent Financial

Beth Marchena