Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown Hosts Another Walk for Autism


Hundreds turned out for the annual Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS) Walk for Autism.

This year’s event has raised approximately twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). Proceeds from the Walk will support the club’s mission to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.

RCAS Walk for Autism is the country’s largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. The event is powered by the love of parents, grandparents, children, siblings, friends, relatives, and support providers for the special people in their lives living with autism. Funds raised help fuel training and provide critical supports and services.   

“Thanks to tremendous community support and the work of our wonderful members and volunteers, our Walk for Autism has made an enormous impact on the work that our club is able to support each and every year” said Diana Browne, RCAS Vice President and Chair of the Walk Committee. “In addition to raising funds and awareness, the Walk is a chance for families to come together, support each other, and make connections. Working together, we are making great strides toward improving the lives of people with autism and their families.” 

In recent years, RCAS has made a significant impact in Antigua & Barbuda. Through its annual fundraiser, RCAS has provided funding to schools including: The Victory Centre Antigua and Adele School. RCAS has also donated to the Care Project and the National Public Library. In 2018 the club initiated a four (4) phase training program for educators, school administrators, healthcare professionals and parents.
The year’s Walk featured a seven (7) mile walk from Mount St. John’s Medical Centre to the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds. 

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  1. Great Walk. Disappointed that the walk did not go all the way up Scotts Hill. Should be done more often.

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