Wautoma Kiwanis Autism Fun Run/Walk Co-chairs Jennifer Culver and Barb Struzynski stand by one of the banners at the World War II Veterans Memorial in Wautoma promoting the upcoming race, which will be held at 1 p.m. on April 1 at Parkside Middle School, following Blue Ribbon Kids Day.

Wautoma Kiwanis Autism Run/Walk set for April 1

Following the continued success of the iPad for Autism Project, the Wautoma Kiwanis Club will host an Autism Run/Walk on April 1 at Parkside Middle School, 300 S. 16th Ave., Wautoma, following Blue Ribbon Kids Day.

The inaugural 1-mile Fun Run and 5K event is spear-headed by co-chairs Barb Struzynski and Jennifer Culver. It will kick-off with a concession stand where club members will be selling brats, hamburgers, hotdogs, soda and water beginning at 11:30 a.m. with all of the proceeds raised going to the club’s iPad for Autism Project.

The Wautoma Kiwanis Club’s iPad for Autism Project began in 2013 with Struzynski serving as chair. Since then, she has worked hard to educate the community and club about those in need of iPads to continue their education at home. Soon the club had their first application approved and an iPad was given to their first student.

Today the Wautoma Ki-wanis Club has handed out 27 iPads for Autism, with one recipient non-verbal prior to receiving their iPad and since learned how to speak. With this news Struzynski felt it was important to continue educating the public, fundraising and working to get more students on the spectrum an iPad.

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