was held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at
PLANO WEST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
5601 W PARKER RD, PLANO, TX 75093
Imagine Beyond Foundation's Tread Blue 2017 Walkathon for Autism Awareness, was a huge success. We had a great turnout of participants and volunteers and mother nature helped the event with a warm and sunny day.
The event started at 8:35 AM with a welcome speech from the Imagine Beyond Founders. Dr. Carolyn Garver, the Director of Autism Treatment Center of Dallas, mentioned the importance of understanding the values and abilities of people than look upon the disabilities. Mr. David Downs, Hon. Council member of the City of Plano, did the felicitation speech and appreciated the activities of Imagine Beyond.
The City of Plano had a surprise gift for Imagine Beyond Foundation through Mr. Downs. Mr. Harry Larosilere, Hon. Mayor of Plano and the City Council issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, April 01, 2017 as "IBF Tread Blue Autism Awareness Walkathon Day" and Sunday, April 02, 2017 as "World Autism Awareness Day" in the City of Plano. Thank you Hon. Mayor and Plano City government for this honor bestowed on Imagine Beyond Foundation.
Mr. Neil Massey, Development Director of ATC flagged of the Walkathon with Dr. Garver. The 1K and 5K started together after the flag-off. A group of residents and staff from ATC also participated in the Walkathon.
Our sincere thanks to the dozens of volunteers who helped us with the set up and running the event, managed everything from the registration to logistics, and timely start and finish of the Walkathon. And special thanks to all IBF School Chapter Volunteers who manned the various volunteer stations and cheered the participants.
We wish to thank Anish Abraham for keeping up the momentum with music and ace photographers - Sajith Nair, Ramesh Menon, and Joseph Kattampilly for helping us preserve the memories.
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