The second annual Vancouver Area Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is happening on Saturday, September 17th! In addition to being a fundraiser for the non-profit organization CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America) and an opportunity to raise awareness of CAS, the walk is so much more. Families and friends of children with CAS come together to meet and support each other, to celebrate their “Apraxia Stars” and all the hard work they do, and to have fun. There are games and activities, treats, and this year there may be some special intergalactic guests!
BCASLPA member, Jessica Folk-Farber, an organizer for the second year, says her biggest goal is to reach as many families from around BC as possible. “Parents have told me how much they appreciated meeting others who understood their experiences and how much it helped their children to see others who also have to work so hard to speak.” Jessica hopes that professionals from around the province will share the walk information with their clients and encourage them to register; if any professionals would like to join them — to walk or to volunteer — please do! There is even a team, Walk & Talk SLPs, and everyon is welcome (your families, too!)
The walk is at The Fridge, 11295 Mellis Drive in Richmond (indoor space in case of rain, but an outdoor path for the walk). Register online and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Facebook page.