The Delta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta proudly supports Autism Speaks and their mission of "promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
The AmaXIng Challenge: Step It Up 5K Walk/Run
Our chapter hosts a 5K on campus in benefit of Autism Speaks each April, which is World Autism Month! This year, our 5K was held on April 13! We had a great turnout and a lot of fun as we raised money for Autism Speaks!
Fall Fundraiser: Xingo!
In the fall, we host a bingo event where there are a ton of gift cards and other prizes from local businesses to win as you play Xingo, as well as a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks! Fall 2018 was our first year doing this event, where we had a ton of fun and raised a lot of money for a great cause! We will host this event again in the fall, so stay tuned for more information!
Pictured above is alumna Hailey Vedvik with the rest of her family Rhiannon Kernstock, Taylor Morrison, Maddie McKay, Rachel Rosencrans, Sophia Cole and Isabel Praska at last fall's Xingo event!
Autism Speaks Walk Sponsored by Alpha Xi Delta - Minnesota
Our chapter volunteers at the Autism Speaks Walk in Minneapolis, MN every year. In addition to volunteering, we create a team to raise donations.
Just a few of our sisters (Sophia Cole, Taylor Cichy, JulieAnn Van Buskirk, McKayla Hammers and Myah Tofson) in attendance at the Autism Speaks Walk Fall 2018 in Minneapolis!
Light It Up Blue
Monuments across the world are lit up blue each year on April 2nd in honor of World Autism Day, including the UWL Clocktower. Our chapter holds a dance party there in order to increase understanding and acceptance for individuals affected by autism. Our Light It Up Blue event this year will be at the UWL Clocktower at 7pm on April 2nd, so we hope to see you there!
Last year's Light It Up Blue event was moved inside due to weather, but we still had a great time! Pictured above from left to right is Emily Fried, Megan Hein, Alyssa Sullivan and Taylor White.
Feel free to email our Philanthropy VP, Megan Fischer, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!