133 join Autism Society’s Hot Dog Walk

A total of 133 folks came out to support the Autism Society of the CNMI’s annual Hot Dog Walk. (Contributed Photo)

A total of 133 folks came out to support the Autism Society of the CNMI’s annual Hot Dog Walk. (Contributed Photo)

The Hot Dog Walk this year sets another record high of 133 folks coming out for Autism! We, the Autism Society of the CNMI, appreciate the community coming out to walk with us to meet our community of families with members who have autism. We also appreciate the fellowship over hot dogs!

Folks from all over the island came out even though it was gloomy and wet. Despite all the other activities on island and the relief drives for Chuuk and Yap because of Typhoon Maysak, there were still enough folks who came out for autism because they care. Thank you to everyone who came out and took time to walk and meet our community.

Special thanks to Saipan Mayor David Apatang for his donations of hot dogs, buns, and water. Thank you also to Lt. Gov. Ralph Torres and his lovely family for coming out and enjoying the day with us. Big thanks to Reps. Ed Probst and family, BJ Attao and family, and Edmund Villagomez for your support. And how could we forget our senators that come out as well, Sixto Igisomar and Teresita Santos. It is important that our leaders are with us. Thank you all for your time, support and presence.

Autism affects our ability to communicate and socialize, and 1 out of 68 children in America have a form of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It also affects populations all over the world. Autism does not discriminate nor does it care about socioeconomics or religion. The statistics from other countries reflect the same trends that the U.S. Center for Disease Control report. The numbers are still rising!

With that said, please do not forget to get your $25 ticket to support ASCNMI in its biggest event on Saturday, May 2, 2015, for Quiz Nite IV! Come out, eat dinner with us, get your team together, and let us see who can correctly answer the most number of trivia questions to win first, second, or third place trophies! There will also be cash prizes for the first three finishers, not to mention bragging rights for a year! Please call (670) 783-6378 for tickets! Thank you again CNMI for all the support last Saturday! See you on May 2! (ASCNMI)

Jun Dayao Dayao
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