Transcend Fitness Club and Carousel CrossFit are proud to support Autism Speaks this summer. Our very own Karly Wehrman is running a 22.5 mile challenge (5k, 10k, half marathon in ONE weekend) to support this awesome organization!
What does Autism Speaks do?
Well, first, autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research for causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span.
How can I support Karly and Autism Speaks?
Donate new or gently used shoes by dropping them off in the donation boxes inside both Transcend Fitness Club and Carousel CrossFit.
What kind of shoes?
Used without holes, gently worn, new…ALL types!! (heels, boots, wedges, flipflops, sneakers, cleats, work boots, dress shoes, etc.)
Karly is aiming to fundraise $1,600 for the foundation through this event and the shoes help raise that money!
How do I receive 10% off my next month’s membership?
Donate 25+ pairs at one time
5+ Pairs donated with a NON-Member donation = $5 off myZone belt OR $5 program
1-2 Pairs donated = entered into raffle to win Transcend Hoodie
When do I need to donate by?
We are accepting donations from now until August 1st!
A message from Karly:
“Thank you all so much for your support and generosity. This cause is very important to me as I have family members who have been diagnosed with autism. It means a lot to me to have you behind me through this journey.”
Thank you so much for helping us support Karly and Autism Speaks. See you at the gym!