In support of World Autism Awareness Day on Apr. 2, and April as Autism Awareness Month, TotalBank presented Autism Speaks with a check for $38,200, exceeding its fundraising goal of $25,000.
An event sponsor, TotalBank recently took part in the 12th annual Miami-Dade County Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. Team TotalBank, with 329 participants, was the largest team and was invited by Lula Folgosa, executive director of Autism Speaks, to lead the event.
The push for autism awareness is part of the TotalBank’s family commitment to help deserving and worthy charities by receiving the focus of its financial contributions and involvement.
“Team TotalBank demonstrated what could be achieved when we are united and take a leadership role in our community through financial support and active participation,” said Luis de la Aguilera, president and chief marketing officer at TotalBank.
Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Its mission includes the funding of research into its causes, prevention and treatments, and in advocating the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is its signature fundraising event that brings hundreds of thousands of participants together annually across the U.S.
To learn more about Autism Speaks, visit online at www.autismspeaks.org.