autism workshops and essential educational expenses for families in need who are living with autism.
On May 17, participants and their families gathered at Birchtree to walk a final ceremonial lap through the school. Every student received a participation medal and certificate, and some individuals and teams received prizes for the most miles logged and the most pledges raised.
Bruce Dicker, vice president of Birchtree’s Board of Directors, jogged 103 miles during the challenge and raised $1,841 in pledges. He credits Birchtree’s students and staff with inspiring his efforts. “Every day at Birchtree, we see students with autism who accomplish amazing things in spite of their challenges, and staff members who seem to have unlimited patience, care, and professionalism,” said Dicker. “You can’t help but be inspired by their hard work!”
WMUR 9 New Hampshire television did a short story about our students' work in the Fitness Challenge. You can view the story by clicking here.
Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
Thanks also to our prize donors and in-kind contributors:
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, NH
The Birchtree Center Board of Directors
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
The Green Monkey
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
New England Medical Insurance Agency
Robert's Maine Grill
Seacoast Science Center
Seacoast Sports Clubs
Wendy DeLucci, Salon Sabéha
Wink Salon & Spa