Autism group to hold Spring Fling fundraiser

Shake off the winter doldrums and join the Autism Society of West Shore for the second annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday. It will be held at the Grand Valley State University Alumni House on the Allendale campus, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy dinner, music, a silent auction, cash bar, guest speaker and awards. The guest speaker is Lana Slawkowski, who will share her "Cinderella story' of how her daughter, Rachel, was voted Jenison High School homecoming queen in 2009.
Apr 19, 2011


Purchase tickets or support the Autism Society of West Shore with a monetary donation at Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds from the evening will help ASWS continue to support West Michigan families facing autism through family scholarships, a free speaker series, educational films and community activities.

As a nonprofit organization, the Autism Society of West Shore keeps all money raised in West Michigan. In 2010, ASWS raised money through private donations, corporate sponsorships, grants, a Grand Rapids Griffins night fundraiser and the first Spring Fling benefit dinner.

Spring Fling is held in April, which is National Autism Awareness Month.

Autism is a neurological condition that affects behavior, communication and socialization. It is estimated that one in every 110 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism.



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