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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hope 4 Hanna Run and TACA Fallapalooza

The 4th annual Hope 4 Hanna "Take Down Autism One Step at a Time" walk is happening next weekend in San Clemente. The 10K, 5K and 1/2K Kids Run will raise funds for the organization Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).



Hope 4 Hanna’s mission is to create a less challenging road for families dealing with ASD. Once diagnosed, every child with autism faces a set of new expectations and responsibilities including behavioral and biomedical interventions, occupational and speech therapies, dietary restrictions, individual education planning, specialized playdates and socialization classes. Families have the task of introducing these new schedules and interventions into their homes, while trying to maintain normalcy.

The day of the walk, TACA will host its first Fallapalooza Festival, that will include sensory family-friends activities for children. Some of the activities will be a bounce house, pumpkin painting, face painting, mask creating and more.

Registration is now available for this special event on the Hope 4 Hanna website.

When: Sunday, October 21st starting at 7am, and the TACA Fallapalooza Festival will be from 10am to noon.

Where: Plaza Pacifica on Pico Avenue, near Wal-Mart in San Clemente.

Costs: 10K $50, 5K $40, 5K (children under 15) $30, 1/2K $25.

Since the inaugural race in 2009, Hope 4 Hanna has raised and donated more than $300,000 to organizations such as Autism Speaks, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), and ACT Today!. In addition to monies being used for research of cures and prevention, Hope 4 Hanna has funded biomedical scholarships, socialization groups, Spanish language advocacy and marriage counseling for families in financial need.

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