501st Legion | MidSouth Garrison

On Saturday 17 October 2009 The Tennessee Autism society held their 2nd annual ‘Walk Now for Autism’ fundraiser.


Walk Now for Autism, the nation’s largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks’ signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. This successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder. Over $83,000 was raised just this one day alone!
The Mid-South Garrison and Corellian Base were out to support this great cause. The event was from 8:00am-10:30am and we arrived around 7:20am. The weather was chilly in the lower 40’s with gusty wind. We were provided with a changing area, coffee, water, food by Chick-fil-a, fruit, Crispy-Cream donuts, snack bars and other breakfast items. We held our main operations in the pit row area and conducted patrols of the vendor/sponsor area and outside grounds. Everyone was very happy we were there and we posed for many pictures and created many smiles. Of note, we spoke with a person from Toy for Tots who said she wanted to work with us soon for the Christmas season. She said she would be in contact with Hook about this.
Thanks to everyone who attended and made this an awesome event!

Troopers and costumes:
Jonathan, Clone
Don, Clone
Raychel, Padme
A potential member (Eric) wore my X-wing pilot costume

Photos of the event can be found here:

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