On Sunday, October 29th, nearly 80 Guild community members laced up their sneakers and participated in the annual Flutie 5k Run/Walk/Roll for Autism! We were joined by Guild families, staff, students, adults and supporters at the Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick for the race. While skies were overcast, the rain held out just in time for everyone to complete the course!
This year, the Flutie 5k gathered nearly 1,000 participants and over 30 charity partners representing local autism support organizations. It was a wonderful day of celebration and connection complete with an awards ceremony, live music performances, and lawn games.
For the second year in a row, The Guild for Human Services was the top fundraising charity partner with over $45,000 in donations received from donors and sponsors. The funds will be used to make improvements to Guild buildings, purchase new technology for classrooms, continue staff professional development programs and more.
The Flutie 5k is hosted each year by the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, a local nonprofit that helps people and families with autism live life to the fullest. This year saw their fundraising efforts reach record numbers, with $246,938 raised in total from the event.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on race day, and to our supporters who contributed to Team Guild’s fundraising efforts!
Pictures from race day: