Sixth Annual J. Brooks Walk-A-Block Planned In April
The community is invited to join radio personality J. Brooks of 98.7 KISS Country and the One Vision Children's Autism Center to celebrate six years of autism awareness, advocacy and acceptance at the annual J. Brooks Walk-A-Block fundraiser on April 13.
All proceeds from the walk directly benefit One Vision Children's Autism Center. Founded in 2013, the Children's Autism Center supports more than 80 North Iowa children and 100 families, providing diagnostic services, behavioral consultation and therapy, social skills and support groups, community activities and more.
This year’s event will be held from 9-11 a.m. at City Park in Clear Lake. At 9 a.m., a resource reception will be held in the Lakeview Room directly behind the City Park bandshell. Area autism supports and services will be present to visit and answer questions. There also will be on-site games and activities for kids and families.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. Following the walk, a balloon release will take place at the Clear Lake Sea Wall.
Walkers are encouraged to register ahead of the walk and, once registered, create a fundraising page where they can share their story, why they plan to walk and encourage others to donate to the event. Walkers can create a team, join a team or walk on their own. Prizes will be awarded to team captains or individuals fundraising on their own once they reach specific fundraising goals.
Individuals wishing to participate should register and create their fundraising pages at www.jbrookswalkablock.org. Registration is $15 now through 11:59 p.m. March 31. Kids 12 and under are $5. Those who register before April 1 will be guaranteed a walk t-shirt. If registering on April 1 or after, registration cost increases to $20 per person. Walkers may register at the event. Children who participate will be entered to win a 2-hour bounce house rental courtesy of North Iowa Youth Center.
This year's event and activities are sponsored by J. Brooks of 98.7 KISS Country, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Thrivent Financial, Michael's Cookies, D&D Sales, Love & Luck Photography, Regan Banks and the North Iowa Youth Center, Children's Dental Center of North Iowa, Our Loving Children, Thrivent Financial, Mason City Auto Sales and Active Family Chiropractic.