ASTORIA, N.Y., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Singles from across the tri-state area will meet for QSAC's annual walk/run for autism on Saturday, May 5, 2012 with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. in Astoria Park. CharlieTheMatchmaker (www.CharlieTheMatchmaker.com) will host the gathering of singles – men and women, straight and gay – to raise autism awareness in the community while providing a fun environment for singles to meet and mingle.
Singles can register for the 5K walk/run for autism for just $25, and join CharlieTheMatchmaker's Love Team, online at http://qsac.com/steps. All singles that join CharlieTheMatchmaker's team will receive color coded optional name tags on the day of the walk/run. Individuals interested in supporting the Love Team and QSAC who are unable to attend, can make a tax deductible donation online at http://go.qsac.com/LoveTeam. After the walk/run, CharlieTheMatchmaker will host a singles party with chips and guacamole – a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and to meet new people!
Married couples are also invited to participate in this year's walk/run. We encourage families and friends to create their own teams to help increase autism awareness – moms and dads with strollers, grandparents, and the whole family are invited to join us to support QSAC's work in the community. Corporate teams are also welcome.
About the meet up, CharlieTheMatchmaker said, "QSAC is an organization that's very close to my heart, because of the incredible work they do in our community. Hosting a singles meet up in conjunction with their annual 5K walk/run is a great way to raise awareness while also providing singles with a fun opportunity to mingle."
For more information about QSAC or "Next Steps: A Walk/Run for Autism," please visit www.qsac.com/steps or call (212) 244-5560, ext. 2035.
QSAC is an award-winning nonprofit organization founded in 1978 by a group of parents confronting inappropriate and limited service options for their children with autism. For over three decades, QSAC has been guided by the principle that every child and adult with autism deserves the highest quality of treatment and care that enables them to live meaningful and fulfilled lives in our society. Today, QSAC provides educational, residential, therapeutic and family support services to over 3,000 people each year in New York City and Long Island.
SOURCE Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC)