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LA Fitness and the Pavilion Shops Host Stay Fit For Autism!

Published: Jun 20, 2012 12:00 PM EDT

Inaugural Event to Benefit Eden Autism Services

 

(North Naples, FL – June 20, 2012) On Saturday, June 30th, Stay Fit! and LA Fitness, in conjunction with the Pavilion merchants, is holding the first annual “Stay Fit for Autism” event at the Pavilion  Shops in North Naples from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the benefit of Eden Autism Services.  Pavilion merchants are joining together to raise awareness and funds for Eden Autism Services while encouraging activities that promote wellness of mind, body and spirit.

Event highlights include:

  • Cars on display from a variety of local car clubs organized by Viet Dang of Wreckless Productions
  • Live music throughout the day with an all-star lineup of area bands organized by Denny Scott with sound production by Naples Park Music
  • Musical headliner SOWFLO band takes the stage at 4 p.m.
  • Silent auction with great gifts from the Pavilion merchants including a bike from Naples Cyclery
  • Blaze Right will demonstrate a full glossing restoration on the car of one lucky attendee
  • Eden Autism Services will host an information table with resource information for families
  • A variety of flavors from KC American Bistro, The Pad Thai, and Margarita’s
  • Group Zumba and the trainers of LA Fitness will have us all Stay Fit!

Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and support their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan.  These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services.   

“This fun event is a great opportunity to raise awareness about autism and support Eden’s mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism,” says Eden’s Executive Director of Florida Operations, Susan Suarez.

“This is the start of a new era at the Pavilion,” says Juan Aguirre, LA Fitness’s Event Director and founder of Stay Fit.  From the most recent additions like KC Bistro, Powerhouse Nutrition, Margarita’s and LA Fitness to long timers such as Grumpy’s Ale House and The Pavilion Movie Theater, the Pavilion community is on board to carry out a new standard of community involvement. “We are a community of energetic, impassioned businesses who want to connect with our patrons, and causes that are dear to our patrons, in a big way.”

 

About Eden Autism Services

Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families.  Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan.  These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services.   For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 239-992-4680, extension 5010 or Eden.florida@edenservices.org

 

About Autism

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 88 children in the United States, and one in 54 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

 

About Stay Fit

Stay Fit was conceived of in early 2012 by Juan Aguirre. Its mission is to heighten interest and awareness for a variety of charitable organizations through its messaging of their highlighted organizations’ services. Stay Fit combines activities that promote good works through their high-octane events and their publicizing of charitable missions. For more information, contact Juan Aguirre at 239-465-8412 or juan.aguirre@live.com

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