Race Across the Spectrum...

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Race Across the Spectrum...

     Last Saturday at Crockett Park in Brentwood, TN, the Brown Center for Autism held its first annual "Race Across the Spectrum". The event showcased a 5K Run/Walk to support the 1 in 110 children and their families who are affected by Autism. In all, about 450 runners and hundreds of supporters showed up for the event. The proceeds went to to support research-based early intervention for young children impacted by Autism in Middle Tennessee.
     Autism is a heart-breaking, genetic disorder that affects the neural development in young
children. It impairs social interaction and communication by affecting how the brain processes information. There are 3 recognized disorders; the causes which remain unclear. Private organizations such as the Brown Center for Autism have given parents of autistic children hope. Hope that their children can lead "normal" lives. It has been proven that behavior patterns can be modified through early interaction with "normal" children.



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Comments (16)

Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It sounds like it was a great cause. Great family fun day for a worthy event.

Jul 24, 2010 12:23 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Great video and information on the Brown Center.  May their success in working with Autistic children continue and spread across the TN area.

Jul 24, 2010 12:24 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Micheal, That firefighter had to be smoking in that suit on a summer day!

Jul 24, 2010 12:34 AM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

What a nice way to represent your community.. .great post!

Jul 24, 2010 12:46 AM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Michael, What a great event for the kids and family to support research to find out why we are now seeing so many children with Autism.   Hopefully there will soon be a cure.

Jul 24, 2010 12:51 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Harry, yes it was. Quite an impressive turnout for a 1st time event...

Cindy, Thanks, this one took a lot of work...

Liz & Bill, Yes, I'm sure he was. It was a blessing that it was overcast most of the morning...

Fernando, thanks....


Jul 24, 2010 12:54 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and morning to you Micheal

What a mighty fine event, y'all held. This is such a worthy cause, all folks should nelp with.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 24, 2010 01:05 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Michael....what a very nice localism post.....you do such a great job.

Jul 24, 2010 01:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael,

This is really such a great Localism post..what a wonderful cause to help promote.

Jul 24, 2010 01:23 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Michael, great local event, and good for you for highlighting the importance of helping out and being aware of this disease....

Jul 24, 2010 01:28 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Good turn out for a first time event Michael. This was for a great cause. Now if we could get normal children to willingly accept them in the early formative years. 

Jul 24, 2010 01:46 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Michael: Seems organizations are putting on programs of this type of all over the United States to raise awareness and funds for research. Americans genuinely support events like this with a good heart to help others in need and support.

Jul 24, 2010 03:46 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant
Hi Michael...This is important to help others in our community. Thanks for sharing this moment
Jul 24, 2010 04:20 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Michael....Sounds like a very fun event for a most worthy cause!

Jul 24, 2010 07:22 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


I have one relative and two friends with autistic children, spread around the country.

Jul 24, 2010 10:58 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Thanks for the spotlight here on autism Michael.  Autism has touched my closest friend's daughter and the young girl has made enormous strides through the loving care and help of her family and friends.

Jul 28, 2010 02:54 AM