After last year’s incredibly successful Kerry Place Murph Challenge with $26,595 raised, it is happening again! May 14 and 15 will see the Autism Heroes fundraising event being held at the Newmarket Soccer Club. Constable Adam McEachern, fellow York Regional Police Association (YRPA) members and community participants will be putting their bodies to the test with the goal of raising $100,000 for Kerry’s Place Autism Services and awareness and acceptance of persons on the autism spectrum disorder.
This initiative for Constable McEachern is a personal one. His oldest son Caleb was placed on the spectrum when he was just 3.5 years old, and his family has been learning and living with their son’s autism and helping to figure out the world as it affects him. Caleb has inspired Adam (and YRPA members) to get involved and to help support Kerry’s Place, an organization that provides specialized services and supports to over 8,000 individuals of all ages living with autism.
Date & Time: Media invited to attend event kickoff Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11:30am
Autism Heroes event will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, and end at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
Location: Newmarket Soccer Club, 621 Newpark Blvd, Newmarket
Opportunities for interviews with Constable Adam McEachern and Autism Heroes participants and representatives from York Regional Police Association, York Regional Police and Kerry’s Place.
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YRPA Media Contact: Erika Mieto, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-751-5885
YRP Media Contact: Carrie Rutledge, Coordinator Special Events, email@example.com or 905-751-9785
Kerry’s Place Media Contact: Robert Royer, Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, 905-841-6611 ext. 90362
About YRPA: As one of Canada’s leading police associations, York Regional Police Association (YRPA) represents over 2,400 uniformed officers and civilian members of York Regional Police. Established in 1971, the association is dedicated to serving the women and men who protect the York Region community. In the last five years, the association has donated over $218,000 to various charities and organizations.
About Kerry’s Place Autism Services: Canada’s largest service provider to families with children, adolescents, and adults, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since 1974, Kerry’s Place has been creating and providing evidence-based supports and services across the province of Ontario that enhances the quality of life of those with ASD. Kerry’s Place envisions a future where all persons with ASD are participating fully within their communities.