Saturday, April 2, 2016

Autism Support

As it turns to April, to a lot of people that means "spring" and to some it means Autism Awareness Month.

I didn't forget to write about an event, hosted by Robyn Levy, sponsored by Velocity 1 Media, that I went to in the middle of March. The event was benefiting Autism Speaks. I just was caught up in such a whirlwind of busy that I didn't get to it. But as one of the moms in town came into my store to bring me blue bulbs to light up at work and home to show support, I remembered to write about it. I tied my blue ribbon around my outdoor lamp post and ran back to work to type this up.

Robyn Levy has a special place in her heart for autism support. We went to an event she had a couple of years ago at Son Cubano in Edgewater that also was a benefit for Autism Speaks. That's where we met Robyn's friend Austin, a young man with autism, who makes beautiful art, combining his two passions, drawing and animals. Austin was at this event and made a lovely speech.

Austin has a Facebook page where you can see his art:

Robyn always throws a fun party, especially for a great cause, so we got Syd to babysit. It was at Midland Brew House, which I'd never heard of, in Saddle Brook. The place is really cool. It's a really big space too, so if you're having a big party, this is a great place to do it. It's two floors and we were upstairs. It's a huge bar and lots of room for mingling. They had great music, the food and drinks were flowing and everyone had a great time. I definitely had more than what I should have had of their sangria.

Teresa and Joe Guidice were there, as were Melissa and Joe Gorga. You know all four of those names from Bravo's Real Housewives of NJ. It was nice to meet them in person. B and I made new friends too- Cari, Robyn's sister, and Lauren, Cari's friend.

It was just a really nice, cool event. I hope they raised a lot of money.

You can see lots of pics from this event at-
Velocity 1 Media:

Autism Speaks:

Autism Society:

Midland Brew House:

Great pic of Teresa, not so great one of me
Midland Brew House

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