Hope For Three plans Valentine’s Day luncheon
Hope For Three Autism Advocates, a local nonprofit, is holding its annual luncheon slated for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at Safari Texas Ranch, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
“For the Kids We Love,” luncheon, presented by Mary and Tom Solcher and guest speaker, Grant Maniér, encourages support in raising awareness, acceptance and inclusion for local families and children living with autism spectrum disorder.
Today, the CDC reports, “1 in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.” However, a recent study indicated the tally may now be as low as 1 in 40 children. Autism is more common than AIDS, cancer and diabetes, combined. A child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. The annual cost of care for one child with autism is estimated to extend up to $60,000.
Luncheon sponsors and supporters THINK Neurology for Kids, H.E.B. TOC, Behavioral Innovations Sugar Land, OCuSOFT, Inc and Safari Texas, believe when you give, and live for something greater, the gratification becomes a labor of love. Funds raised from the mid-day affair provide children on the spectrum access to much-needed therapies and treatments. Individual tickets ($50), table ($500) sponsorships available. To give a gift of hope or serve as a sponsor, visit hopeforthree.org or call 281-245-0640.