'Walk the Walk for Autism' raises over $100,000

HINSDALE – The Community House’s "Walk the Walk for Autism," which support the organization’s Charlie’s Gift Autism Center, welcomed over 1,200 walkers and helped raise over $100,000 for Charlie’s Gift Autism Center, an organizational program that addresses the needs of children and families facing autism and other related disorders.

More than 50 local and global businesses sponsored the April 27 walk by donating funds and/or in-kind support, according to a news release from The Community House.

Through a family centered team approach, Charlie’s Gift provides pediatric therapy, counseling services, social skills development, parent advocacy and family support, according to the release.

Nearly 50 teams participated in fundraising for this year’s walk, and overall winners include:

• Top Student Fundraiser: Noah Tomanovich

• Top Fundraising Team: Prospect Panthers

• Top School Team with the highest percent of participants: Madison Paws for a Cause