2021 Bluegrass Autism Walk is CANCELED

2021 Bluegrass Autism Walk is CANCELED

Originally scheduled for October 10, 2021 at Whittaker Ball Park

The Autism Society of the Bluegrass announces the cancellation of the 2021 Bluegrass Autism Walk. Plans for a 2022 Event will be made as circumstances improve. Walker registrations and sponsorships for the event can be refunded or rolled over to the fall 2022 event. We continue to investigate virtual opportunities for other events in 2021, and will announce those at ASBG.org.

A statement from the board follows:

We are very sad to announce that we have voted to cancel the 2021 Bluegrass Autism Walk. Early registration and past years’ participation show that the Lexington community supports our cause to support the public and people with Autism through education, community, and events like these that raise awareness for the needs of all people with autism. We are grateful.

We understand that individuals with developmental disabilities are twice as likely to die of COVID-19 as any other group (Protection & Advocacy Letter of 2021), and that our medical system is overburdened right now with patients. We also know that families look forward to the Bluegrass Autism Walk, and we have all enjoyed children’s activities and the feeling of togetherness we experienced in an event dedicated to celebrating and supporting those with Autism. It is with care for our community that we make the responsible decision to say that at this time we should not gather in large numbers. Even with the vaccines, even with masks, the virus is spreading faster than any of us had imagined. We have to take care of each other.

We invite the whole community to show your support for our community by practicing social distancing, taking the vaccine if you are eligible, and wearing masks to lower the rate of spread so that you, we, and our families can all be as safe as possible.

We will continue to hold our regular monthly meetings via ZOOM and Facebook Live.

Details can be found at ASBG.org.

Thank You.

 


 

Check Out Highlights From One of Our Previous Walks Here: