Catwalk to Camp Supports Children with Autism

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Autism Society of North Carolina

Friends of the Autism Society of North Carolina, parents, and individuals with autism strut the catwalk May 14 at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery modeling men’s, women’s and children’s fashions from Amina Rubinacci and Macy’s, while also highlighting the unique programs at Camp Royall, the largest and oldest camp in the U.S for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Catwalk to Camp is one of Autism Society of North Carolina’s signature fundraising events that generates money to send children with autism to summer camp at Camp Royall. Camp activities, including swimming, gardening, arts and crafts, therapeutic horseback riding, fishing and music, are designed specifically for campers with autism with a camper-to-counselor ratio of 1:1 or 2:1, to ensure that each camper’s need for support is met.

Tickets to the event start at $25 and include hors d’oeuvres from the Famous Toastery (formerly Toast Café) and craft beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. The fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the cocktail reception and silent auction.