Greensboro, NC – The Guilford College women's lacrosse team is helping to raise awareness about autism by partnering with Autism Speaks and dedicating its April 4 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game against Hollins University to the cause. The lacrosse team was encouraged to hold the event by former Quakers' lacrosse student-athlete Luisella Perri McBride '99 whose 4-year old son was diagnosed with autism in 2010.
To help educate the community and raise awareness, coach Matthew Grosso's squad will wear blue headbands throughout the game, and has invited Hollins to do the same. Blue ribbons will be handed out to spectators in attendance, and information about autism will be shared throughout the game and on the game program. There will also be an information table at the game with quick facts, giveaways and flyers about autism, along with information about how to get involved locally to support and donate to autism research.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks' goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks is committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. They aim to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is Autism Speaks firm belief that, working together, they will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
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