July 4th Fundraiser Encourages Participants to Walk, Jog, Run in Potomac, Md. or Wherever They’re Celebrating Independence Day
BOWA (www.bowa.com), a home transformation company specializing in the design and construction of luxury renovations and additions will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the 12th annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Potomac, Md.
“New statistics are out and show that one in every 88 children is affected by autism,” said Steve Kirstein, BOWA principal, sponsorship chair for the Autism Speaks 5K and Run and One-Mile Walk and board member with the National Capital Area chapter of Autism Speaks. “Plus, one in every 54 boys receives this diagnosis. It is a growing health crisis with virtually everyone knowing someone affected.”
The Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk is continuing its three-year tradition of asking participants to run, even if they are not physically located in Potomac, Md. The “Run Anywhere” initiative allows competitive runners and families to participate no matter where the Fourth of July holiday takes help raise money for the cause.
“Participating in the Autism Speaks 5K is a long tradition for BOWA, and we are proud to help fund research to get to the bottom of this growing developmental disorder that is increasingly impacting families,” said Josh Baker, founder of BOWA.
The local event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with a pre-race warm-up. Individuals participating in the 5K will depart from the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, MD 20854, at 8:00 a.m., followed by the one-mile walkers. Post-race activities will include food, music, prizes and fun activities for the whole family.
For additional information, to register, or to start a team for the 12th Annual Autism Speaks 5K, visit www.autismspeaks5k.org. Online registration will close at 12 midnight on Monday, July 2, but late registration will be available until Wednesday, July 4 between 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. There is an entry fee of $35 for adults and $15 for children under 14. Those that pre-register will be guaranteed a special race t-shirt. Volunteers are needed and should contact: email@example.com.
BOWA transforms houses into homes™ through the design and construction of luxury renovations and additions. As the single point of accountability from the earliest stages of planning, we execute and manage the entire design and construction process and client experience. Our extensive expertise and culture of Heroic Customer Service allow us to provide the best in client service, craftsmanship and value. BOWA serves clients throughout the Washington, DC area. Our Virginia work has been in Great Falls, McLean, Arlington, Alexandria, Middleburg, Leesburg, Vienna and the surrounding areas of Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun County and Fauquier County. Our Maryland work has included projects in Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and other Montgomery County communities. And, our DC projects have been in Georgetown, Kalorama, Foxhall, Connecticut Ave, Spring Valley, Cleveland Park and other neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.bowa.com or call 703-734-9050.