4th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families Event Raises $102,000 for Military Children with Autism

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  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) April 27, 2014 - ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) announces its 4th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival raised over $102,000 for military children with autism. The event was held on Saturday, April 19th at Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay, San Diego.

    ACT Today! is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. ACT Today! created ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF) in 2010 to extend support to military families impacted by autism.

    "This year's event was the largest ATMF event to date. We are truly grateful to have the support of the corporate and general community," says Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, ACT Today! executive director. "The funds we raised through this event will allow us to continue fulfilling our mission."

    ONEHOPE returned as the Medal of Honor Title Sponsor of the event. "ONEHOPE is committed to helping children with autism through ACT Today!, especially those in military families who otherwise would lack access to care for their children. We look forward to this event every year and are fortunate to support such a great organization and cause," says Melissa Lake, ONEHOPE Foundation Executive Director.

    The event welcomed 1,600 attendees, including runners, walkers and spectators of the 5k, 10k, and 1 mile races. After crossing the finish line, they celebrated at the family festival hosted by actor/comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence ("Glee" and "Chuck"). Attendees enjoyed live entertainment by Northstar, a native San Diego band, a beer garden/wine tent provided by ONEHOPE Wine and Stone Brewing Co., a 40-booth resource fair, and a kids' zone sponsored by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, which included inflatables, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts, kids egg hunt and ABA staffed Quiet Zone.

    This year's race winners, include:

    10K Male
    1. James Ferraro - 38:37
    2. Jeff McKnight - 39:20
    3. Timothy Dock - 39:38

    10K Female
    1. Dana Imperatore - 39:53
    2. Joanne Olson - 44:41
    3. Mallory Ramsey - 46:44

    5K Male
    1. Wayne Dilly - 17:43
    2. Aaron Batiste - 18:28
    3. Garrett Meyer - 18:31

    5K Female
    1. Laura Baxter - 21:30
    2. Angela Guerrero - 22:18
    3. Zoie Valencia - 23:15

    Top Fundraiser
    1. Carol Diaz

    Top Fundraising Team
    1. Wyatt's Warriors

    This year's event was sponsored by ONEHOPE Wine, CVS Caremark, USAA, Autism Speaks, NBC 7 San Diego, ENERGY 103.7, KyXy 96.5, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, Wells Fargo, ACES, ValeriesList.com, Therapy Specialists, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Jersey Mike's Subs, SeaWorld San Diego, Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc., Stone Brewing Co., Puritas Organic Gold, Gatorade, and Clif Bar.

    For more information about the 4th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival, visit www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org

    About ACT Today!: ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit: www.act-today.org.

    About ACT Today! for Military Families: ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality-of-life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit: www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org.

    About ONEHOPE: ONEHOPE is a social enterprise that integrates causes and impact into every business it touches. ONEHOPE has expanded their business and foundation due to the success with their cornerstone product ONEHOPE Wine, of which half of the profits go to a different cause for each varietal of wine sold. Since launching into the wine industry 5 years ago, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and experiences including - Hope at Home, ONEHOPE Weddings, and ONEHOPE Coffee. ONEHOPE is headquartered in Southern California and has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct causes. Some of the causes and organizations include breast cancer prevention and treatment (National Breast Cancer Foundation), pediatric AIDS prevention and treatment (Keep A Child Alive), Autism care and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forests), and ending childhood hunger (Share Our Strength). ONEHOPE not only produces its own cause-centric products and services but also is the creator and leading provider of consulting services for companies small to large on Cause-Centric Commerce. For more information, visit: www.onehopewine.com.

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