Giant Steps 2020 VIRTUAL 5K Walk For Autism

Go the Distance VIRTUALLY with Giant Steps!

A fundraising event for Giant Steps

Event Information

12:00am Saturday, August 01, 2020 to 12:00am Saturday, October 31, 2020

We invite you to participate in our VIRTUAL 5K Walk For Autism

Join us for our first-ever Giant Steps Virtual 5K Walk for Autism

We invite you to run or walk to reduce the stress of social isolation, which is something that many children and adults on the autism spectrum feel every day.


Information on the Virtual 5K Walk:

NOTE:  Please follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 per your city/state

Cost:  FREE!

When:  It doesn't matter when (Anytime between ??? and October 17th, 2020)

How: You can walk, run, crawl, bike, skateboard, roller blade, etc... 3.1 miles

Complete it all at once or over several days

Where:  Wherever you want...your neighborhood, a park, treadmill, etc...

Who:  Participate in it solo, with your family, a partner or significant other, or even your pets!

What do I wear?:  We are encouraging everyone to wear a Giant Steps T-shirt of any kind or whatever you are comfortable wearing

Color Theme:  Rainbow of colors!  Whatever color you want!

Registration deadline:  October 2, 2020

Lastly:  Send your pictures and be sure to include your name or Team name, who you are walking in honor of,  state or area you are virtually walking to:

Julie Zajac:  jzajac@mygiantsteps.org for us to share!

Each step that you, your friends and family take, is a step closer to our goal of $125,201!

This money will help Giant Steps and ALL of our programs to provide the exceptional therapeutic programs and services for our students and adults living with autism.
We need your super powers…so…lace up your shoes, and GO THE DISTANCE!

Invite your family and friends to

Giant Steps 2020 VIRTUAL 5K Walk for Autism


Sign up today!
It is FREE, quick and easy!

For the Virtual 5K, you MUST REGISTER:

1.  Create a team or join an existing team to fund raise on behalf of individuals with autism.
2.  Once registered, you can set your team’s fundraising goal and create your own personalized fundraising page with pictures and text.

3.  Then, share it with everyone via email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets and watch your fundraising dollars grow for Giant Steps!

4.  Registration deadline for the Virtual 5K Walk is October 2, 2020

6.  All registered participants will receive a 5K Walk Bib via email to print out and attach to your clothing during the walk.


So…lace up your shoes, and GO THE DISTANCE!

Contact Lisa Ewers, Director of Major Gifts

Giant Steps IL is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 

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About the Organization

Mission: Giant Steps IL (GS) is committed to providing superior educational and therapeutic services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families, services focused on improving the quality of daily life from early childhood through adulthood.

The Day School at Giant Steps is licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education and exclusively serves the needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Day School includes Elementary, Secondary, and Transition programs.

The Elementary Education Program at Giant Steps provides individualized programming for students diagnosed with autism in grades K-8. Elementary provides academic and therapeutic programming that draws from a variety of treatment approaches specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students are divided into two distinct program models: individualized intensive therapeutic learning or group-based learning (our Explorers Program).

The Secondary Education Program at Giant Steps provides programming for students diagnosed with autism on the levels of Junior High, High School,...

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