15th Annual Dylan’s Run
The 15th Annual Dylan’s Run is almost here, which makes right now the perfect time to pledge or sign up! The 2 mile run/walk is taking place on September 13th and is a great way to help out a fantastic cause while also having tons of fun with your friends and family!
Dylan’s Run was started to help build awareness about autism in the Milwaukee area while also raising money for autism outreach programs and research. The event was first established in 2001 when the rate of autism was just 1 out of every 500 children. Currently, autism is estimated to occur in 1 in every 68 children. This run helps to highlight the disability and allow individuals and families that are affected by autism to have the opportunity to get together and show their support for one another.
The first event brought 354 participants, and the event has continued to grow ever since. The event takes place in conjunction with the Indian Summer Festival, allowing it to grow in financial support, media support, and participant support to become the largest single day event to support autism in Wisconsin.
At Unisource Insurance Associates in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, we are proud to take part in Dylan’s Run with our own team of participants. Lovely Lila’s Legion supports Lila and her family since she was first diagnosed with autism at the age of 5. Her outstanding strides to relate to the world around her continue to inspire all of us.
For more information on how you can get involved with Dylan’s Run, contact us today!