'You made many families smile today': First area Walk for Apraxia is a success

Savannah Vasquez
The one-mile walk around Henderson Beach State Park raised awareness for the rare childhood speech disorder Apraxia.

Saturday saw around 100 people gather at Henderson Beach State Park to support the first area Walk for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The walk aimed to bring awareness to a rare childhood speech disorder, and to offer a fun day for families and children affected by Apraxia.

“It was a great time, the kids had a blast,” said event coordinator Jennifer Boswell. “They felt important and recognized for the day and we hope to do this again next year and just keep growing the awareness year after year.”

The walk raised more than $6,000 for the non-profit organization, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America(CASANA)which specializes in supporting and finding resources for children with Apraxia across the nation. The site will continue to fundraise until mid-November, to find out more visit http://casana.apraxia-kids.org/site/TR?fr_id=1670&pg=entry.

“Thanks to everyone who volunteered, joined us, donated, and took the time to reach out to me to help in any way they could for a rare speech disorder known as childhood apraxia of speech,” said Boswell. “You made the children's day with your amazing generosity. You made many families smile today!”