Challenger Climb on Saturday to benefit Shine a Light on Autism

Shine a Light on Autism

 HANNIBAL, Mo. — The key fundraiser for Shine a Light on Autism will resume this year after a two-year absence due to the pandemic.

The Challenger Climb will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, and will begin at the base of the lighthouse. The climb goes up the lighthouse steps, circles Cardiff Hill and ends back at the base of steps. The challenge is to see how many times you can complete the route.

Registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $25. A link to pre-register and reserve a T-shirt size can be found on the group’s Facebook page, Shine a Light on Autism.

Examples of past items funded by the Challenger Climb are:

  • all-inclusive playground equipment at the YMCA, Huckleberry Park, the Early Childhood Center and the Armory.
  • the purchase of numerous iPads and ancillary sensory items for therapy and sensory rooms at Hannibal, Monroe City and Ralls County public schools.
  • multiple purchases for Mississippi Valley State School and Sensory Sensitive Movie sponsorship.
  • sensory sensitive community pool party sponsorship.
  • sensory sensitive Santa visits in multiple special education classrooms.
  • contribution of funds for therapy dog training.
  • Provide emergency funds for special needs families.

Shine A Light on Autism is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to improve the quality of life for autistic individuals or people diagnosed with ASD disorders and their families through community awareness, as well as financial and educational support.

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