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Apraxia Monday: Will Walk for Words

By Leslie Lindsay The day was sunny and brisk.  Parents, children, coffee andclowns filled the pavilion.  Yep.  I am talking about the 3rd annual CASANA Chicagoland Walk for Apraxia.  If you have never been to a walk to support a cause, this is a good one to wet your feet, so to speak. For me, this was thefirst walk I attended—for any cause.  And I was impressed and touched with the efforts that went into the day. Here’s a run-down of the walk: We arrived a bit “late,” meaning we missed the breakfast and social gathering….but that didn’t mean we went hungry!   With so many vendors to choose from such Starbucks, Jewel, Matt’s Cookies, and organic foods we were able to grab a sample and a coupon and have breakfast.   We were greeted by Holly Olmsted-Hickey, head of the Windy City Apraxia Network, http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/windycityapraxia/ who welcomed all 300+ walkers.   Overall, the donations amounted to around $19,000 for CAS education, research,and awareness.  Wow.  That’s HUGE!   Afterwards, we donned our bright orange tee-shirts …