Perkins is excited to be participating in Dougie’s Epic Adventure: A Magical Flutie 5K to raise money to help the people and families who are affected by autism live life to the fullest! Perkins works with many students and adults just like Dougie who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Perkins’ individualized care, expertise, and innovative approaches help the people we support in leading capable, connected, and healthy lives. Be a part of TEAM PERKINS and join with us in a collaborative, empowering and wonderful network of positivity!
When you register to virtually run or walk as a member of Team Perkins you will:
Support the people we serve who struggle with complex needs, including over one- third of Perkins students and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Directly support Perkins – 100% of Team Perkins fundraising will come back entirely to our agency
Engage in a healthy (and doable!) activity that’s a positive diversion from today’s stress
There’s no fundraising minimum commitment. Be a part of Team Perkins and do what you can to help our cause. Because we’re stronger together!
It’s virtual! So choose your own personal favorite 5k course.
Anytime from September 12 – 21. But register ASAP to get your fundraising going!
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