Walk for Autism Research, Saturday Nov 3 - Cancelled, Walk in Irvine on Nov. 17

Discussion in 'San Diego, CA' started by GreyJedi, Apr 27, 2007.

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  1. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    Yes it's still a ways off, but in getting ready for the MS Walk I thought I would go ahead and post this.

    For those that are new, this is a walk for autism reaserch and the organization is near and dear to my heart since my youngest son is autistic. The Center for Disease Control has officially put the numbers at one child in 150 births will be diagnosed with autism. This is an epidemic that is worse than the polio epidemic of generations before us. Very scary.

    Everyone is welcome to join. We usually escort the walkers to the starting line and cheer them on. They give us a booth and a changing area and the organizers love us - as well as the kids. There is always a need for people without costumes to help out at the booth, so don't hesitate to sign up if you don't have an outfit. This is the purpose of the So Cal Star Wars Alliance - to get all the fan groups out for a great event.

    The walk has two major changes this year: it is in November and has moved to Balboa Park. The later date is good for those of us in costume and the location is a little more central than the Coors Amphitheater.

    I have updated my personal donation page and you can click on a link to join the Southern California Star Wars Allicance Team. We will definitely be getting silk-screened logo shirts for this event. Maybe I can do a "concert shirt" on the back with the dates/locations of the previous walks. :)

    Grey Jedi's Donation Page
  2. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Can youpost this in the IEFF please? I know a couple of our members will be coming to this!
  3. BBQMASTER Jedi Youngling

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    My mom was just asking about this.
  4. Danakin_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Like I said..."If it's on my B-Day count me in!!" I guess I got my wish.;)
  5. BBQMASTER Jedi Youngling

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    Donna - What was our final amount raised last year? We should see if we can beat it this year.
  6. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    With your mom's help last year I know we went over $1500 but I don't remember the exact amount donation.
  7. JediFish02 Jedi Master

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    [vader]NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!![/vader]

    I'll be away on my honeymoon for this :( Maybe Cynthia won't mind if I miss it so I can go! :D
  8. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    Well that would be the shortest marriage in history if you did that, Colin. ;)

    Honeymoon outranks the walk. Besides, it occurrs every year and marriages are supposed to be once in your lifetime. :D
  9. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    Updated with new info and links.

    San Diego Walk Day Details
    Location: Balboa Park
    Date: Saturday, November 3, 2007
    Registration: 8:30 a.m.
    Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 a.m.
    Walk Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Closing Ceremonies: 11:30am
    Distance: 5K Walk (participants can exit after each mile)

    Links:
    General Information
    Grey Jedi's Donation Page (you can sign up for our Team here)
  10. BBQMASTER Jedi Youngling

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    Raised $350.00 today.
  11. BrieKalan Jedi Knight

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    YAY! That's awesome Dennis!
  12. PatGund Jedi Knight

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    Alas, since I'm now living in Seattle, I can't be down for this :-(

    - Patrick "Patgund" McKinnion
  13. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    You can always make a donation to our team. :D
  14. morpheus1977 Jedi Knight

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    I just joined the team. I am now sending emails to friends for fund raising.
  15. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    Great news! Thanks, Robert. :D

    What costume are you going to wear on walk day? The kids would probably love your Mando.
  16. morpheus1977 Jedi Knight

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    thats exactly what I was going to wear AND it should be pretty cool to. weather that is.
  17. morpheus1977 Jedi Knight

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    I hope you dont mind Donna but I invited the custom Mando's from my clan I belong to,to join us this years its a good event we need all the help we can get.
  18. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    This is an multi-club event that includes FanForce, Rebel Legion, and 501st members. That's why we have the team name Southern California Star Wars Alliance. :)
  19. BBQMASTER Jedi Youngling

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  20. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    Hey People! This event is coming up fast and I only have 4 team members signed up for my team. :eek:

    We could use more bodies for this. Costumes are not required, just come and have fun with the kids and raise some money for a good cause.
  21. BrieKalan Jedi Knight

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    Paul and I are coming, I just didn't sign up on the website.

  22. morpheus1977 Jedi Knight

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    cool. the more the merier
  23. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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  24. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    Thanks, Former Padawan. :D
  25. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    The walk has been cancelled in San Diego, but there is another walk in Irvine on November 17th and the San Diego walkers have been invited to participate. Except for me having to work that weekend (mandatory as it's our Grand Opening), the rest of you can join the Irvine walk.

    Here is a link to the info: http://www.walknow.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=214843

    I have 8 special shirts for our team that I was going to offer, if you still want one it's $10/shirt. I have 2 Larges, 4 XLs (but I was going to keep one), and 2 2XLs. PM or e-mail if you're interested. These are high-quality digitally printed shirts with a "concert" schedule on the back of our past walks.

    [image=http://www.sunriderbase.com/autismwalk_shirt_final.jpg]
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