Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I Heart Toys-R-Us

We went to Toys-R-Us today so that Ayden could pick out more Thomas trains (good Lord, how many are there anyway?) and Miss Zoe could get some new Leapster software. As we walked up to the building we saw a humongous sign. From a distance it looked like it said "Autism" but I wasn't positive. Sure enough, it did say autism. Toys-R-Us is now the national sponsor for Autism Speaks International. Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now recently merged to become the largest foundation for autism research.

The world's biggest toy store is accepting donations and is sponsoring nationwide fundraising walks. The Flamenco Family completed a 5k for Cure Autism Now a year ago, and we're planning to do it again this year. For information on walks and other fundraising events in your area, visit Autism Speaks at


Lynn Barry said...

Awesome! Toys R Terrific! Makes you feel good when the businesses get on board. HUGS

Flamenco Mom said...

I like to see big companies become involved in issues that are important to communities. Autism is an epidemic, and when a corporation as large as Toys-R-Us gets involved it puts a focus on the importance of finding answers to why this is happening to our kids.