CARES Events


April 23, 2022 | Meeks Mountain Trails / Hurricane City Park | 3511 WV-34, Hurricane, WV US 25526

Join us for the 4th Annual SpectRUN 5k/10k on the Meeks Mountain trails in Hurricane, WV supporting Community Autism Resources and Education Systems (CARES) followed by Au-Some Family Fun Day and Walk at Hurricane City Park. 

With autism prevalence growing to 1:45, almost everyone has a friend or family member affected by this disorder. Yet, desperately needed services are severely lacking.  Caregivers are grasping for non-existent lifelines and are left under intense levels of stress.

Community Autism Resources and Education Systems (CARES), is a West Virginia non-profit organization focused on developing needed supports to best serve West Virginia’s children, young adults, and families affected by autism. Their mission is deeply rooted in four elements: Unity. Reprieve. Access. Evolution.

Funds raised support CARES community outreach events. These were a monthly opportunity for children, young adults, and families to enjoy sensory sensitive experiences previously unavailable to them such as summer camps, holiday activities, and more. These serve as an opportunity to build a much-needed community and CARES supported families from Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Boone, Marion, and Jackson counties. With your help they can continue to expand CARES’ reach and impact. 2022 CARES has expanded to additional services such as an evening Caregiver Support Hotline and Parent Advocacy support and education programming.