Lasco Ford, Fenton, MI — September 25, 2021
Chances are that you know someone with Autism. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication.
Autism Speaks Michigan Walk
Saturday, September 25, 2021, Autism Speaks Michigan Walk was held to support the charity that provides a voice to various Autism concerns.
Autism Speaks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Lasco Ford Joins the Michigan Walk
Giving back to the community in which they live and work is a central theme of the charitable efforts of Lasco Ford. Vice President Matt Lasco addressed the selection of Autism Speaks as an organization the dealership was excited to participate with, in this fundraising cause. “We know many families in the greater Fenton area who are impacted by this disorder. With the right kind of support, these individuals can lead full and productive lives. We are pleased to offer financial assistance to such a cause.”
Team Lasco met at the dealership on Saturday to do their part in the Michigan Walk. With a goal of raising $5,000 dollars, everyone who participated added to the day’s tally. Katelyn Couturier, Corporate Assistant for the Lasco Auto Group reported on the day’s totals.
“We surpassed our goal by raising $5,497 dollars. But, it’s not too late to push that amount higher. If you feel this is a worthy cause and would like to donate to Autism Speaks please visit our team page online by following this link, select a volunteer and make a donation between now and October 25th.”