The Coldwell Banker Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Utah’s leading real estate services company, will host the second annual Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism on Saturday, August 27 to raise much-needed funding for the Autism Council of Utah.
The Parkway Pedal is a casual bike ride along the Legacy Parkway trail and is the flagship event for the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation. The ride will start and finish at the Davis Legacy Event Center, 151 South 1100 West in Farmington, just west of The Shops at Station Park. Riders can choose from various routes with distances for beginners to the most experienced riders. For more information, visit www.parkwaypedal.com.
After the race, Coldwell Banker will partner with the Sahara Cares Foundation and its Carnival for Autism, which hosts nearly 3,500 people. There will be music, food, games, and festivities centered around family fun. Post-ride activities start at 11 a.m.
Each year, the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation supports charities and programs that give back to the people of Utah in an effort to enrich the community an enhance lives through health and human services.
For the second straight year, the Foundation is partnering with the Autism Council of Utah in hopes of raising money and awareness for this condition. Autism affects one in every 54 children born in the State of Utah. The community is in dire need of assistance and funding to help these families cope with the challenge of having an autistic child.
“I am so proud that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is stepping up to make a difference in the lives of others in our local community through our support of the Autism Council of Utah,” said Chris Jensen, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
“Autism affects so many children in our state that chances are most everyone has been impacted by this illness or knows someone who has,” he explained. “Now is the chance for all us to do something about battling autism and supporting those who are dealing with this illness.”
Jensen added that it costs a family with an autistic child an average of $60,000 a year to provide care for their loved ones. The funds from this year’s Parkway Pedal will once again be donated to the Autism Council of Utah and go directly to helping Utah families in need.
The community can help by taking part in the ride, getting sponsors for donations, and serving as volunteers for the upcoming event. For more information please visit parkwaypedal.com or contact Cody Strate at (801) 971-5216, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dan Taylor at (801) 512-4200, email@example.com.