Epsilon Alpha

at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Step It Up: 5K

Step it Up for A Great Cause

New numbers released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 1 out of every 68 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for autism as of yet, and in the time it takes you read this release another person will be diagnosed with this disorder. Although autism affects both boys and girls, boys are more frequently diagnosed than girls. 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed each year. It is with your help that we are one step closer to finding a cure for these autism spectrum disorders.

The women of Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their 4th annual AmaXIng Challenge: Step it Up 5K on Saturday, October 15. This event will start at Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m.  People of all ages are welcomed to participate by either running or walking. The course is a trail that follows the Eau Claire walking and biking paths.This is a fun run.  This is a rain or shine event unless there is severe weather. If the weather is unfortunate, we will notify our participants via e-mail.

Join the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Alpha Xi Delta in raising awareness and money for Autism Speaks®.Autism Speaks is an organization that provides family services, team efforts to provided resources, and support for families in the autism community.  Mailing out thousands of free tool kits and awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for community programs, camp scholarships and families in crisis is just the surface of Autism Speaks’ involvement in the community. Sign up today to step it up and make a difference!  

Sign up today at our race at http://events.autismspeaksu.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1166262