Greyhounds for Autism draws acclaim for fundraising, walk participation
Greyhounds for Autism, a Loyola student group dedicated to raising awareness about autism and improving the lives of those living with autism, was recognized by the national advocacy organization Autism Speaks for raising more than $2,000 and hosting a number of awareness activities in October 2012. Events included a bake sale, an ecumenical prayer service, and a screening of the movie Temple Grandin, a film about an animal behaviorist living with autism. The week culminated with Greyhounds for Autism enlisting more than 100 people to participate in Autism Speaks’ Oct. 27 walk at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.
Greyhounds for Autism, which was founded initially to field a team for the walk, plans to partner with Action for Autism, another Loyola student organization focused on support for those with autism, on events and activities in the years to come. Possibilities include recruiting for this year’s autism walk participants at events held in conjunction with the 2013 Common Text, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which features a narrator with many characteristics often associated with autism.