Annual Fundraising Events

Our annual events feature the Love Needs No Words Gala, SpectRUN and Au-some Family Fun Day and the Au-some Golf Tournament.

Learn more about each of them and consider sponsoring the event to help us in our mission.

SpectRUN and Au-some Family Fun Day

Join us for our biggest and best event of the year, the 5th Annual Autism SpectRUN and Au-some Family Fun Day at Hurricane City Park on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

The SpectRun 5k/10K kicks off on the Meeks Mountain trails at 10:00 a.m. Racers will be timed as they enjoy a beautiful mountain trail featuring artwork by JP Owens and Putnam County community members.

Au-some Family Fun Day kicks-off at 12:30 with our annual Sensory Family Walk that’s suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.  CARES families and supporters will experience numerous sights, sounds, and activities that will surely excite their senses while strolling around Hurricane City Park.  Family-friendly activities, games, entertainment, music, and food (available for purchase) will follow the Sensory Walk and will be available until 3:30. 

This is a great opportunity to connect, get active and have fun, while making a difference. So grab your walking /running shoes, round up the family, and join us for a day of fun and giving back!

AU-SOME Golf Tournament

 AU-SOME Golf Tournament

Please join us for our 5th Annual CARES Au-Some Golf Tournament, hosted at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, Hurricane, WV.
In enjoying this event, you are helping CARES offer resources and support through our Caregiver Hotline, fund training that will increase access to quality ABA providers, and host monthly family programs to connect families and build a supportive community.

Love Needs No Words GALA

You’re invited to attend the 2nd Annual CARES Gala February 11th at Valley Park Conference Center in Hurricane. Join us in celebrating our donors and volunteers who continually strive to help us achieve our mission!

Help Community Autism Resources and Education Systems increases access to evidence-based services while providing education, advocacy, and community outreach to empower West Virginia children on the autism spectrum and their families.

All funds raised go toward CARES monthly family programs, advocacy and education for caregivers, and training therapy providers for our area.

CARES Gala will begin at 6pm for Cocktail Hour and Opening of the Silent Auction bidding and Wine Pull. Dinner will be served at 7pm followed by our Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Awards. Following awards, the party will start with Bravo Live DJ and dancing! 

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