Flossmoor residents, Tricia Butcher and Katie Larocca met when their sons, both diagnosed with Autism, joined the same tennis group in 2010. Since that time, they have worked together to find opportunities for their sons, and all affected by Austim Spectrum Disorders. This year, they decided to host a fitness and fun event using indoor cycling bikes to raise awareness and funds for this disorder which now affects 1 in 68 children.
The 1st Annual Spin-a thon for Autism will be on Friday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet and Fitness Club. The event cost is $30 per half-hour ride and proceeds go to the Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks.
The event will feature a fun, three-hour ride broken into six, half-hour legs. This is a fitness and family event, non cyclists welcome. All registered riders get a free t-shirt, snacks and refreshments.
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism
research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and
For tickets, click here. For questions, or more information, contact Tricia Butcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.