Autism benefit plannedWritten by Kristen Criswell | | email@example.com
The Northwest Ohio Mortgage Brokers Association is hosting a celebrity bartending fundraiser in honor of the Autism Collaborative.
The event is aimed at raising money while promoting autism awareness, said Jim Burnor, Northwest Ohio Mortgage Brokers Association board member.
“I thought it was a good way to give back and promote autism awareness,” said Burnor. “And I had the power to do that.”
The event is May 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bar Louie in Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
The Autism Collaborative at Toledo Children’s Hospital is a collaboration among area organizations including Toledo Children’s Hospital, Harbor, UT, BGSU, The Great Lakes Center for Autism, The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio and The Autism Model School.
“These funds will lay the groundwork. Help us find what services are missing in the Toledo community and help us in creating those services,” said Molly Long, executive director of Toledo Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Autism affects one in every 94 children and one in every 70 boys, Long said. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Free appetizers and discounted drink prices are available.