Inaugural Cruise to Fight Autism Set in Annapolis Tomorrow

Thursday, November 8, 2007 General News J E 4
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 7 The Bowen Foundation's inaugural 'Cruise to Cure Autism' will launch on Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. from the Annapolis City Marina located at 410 Severn Avenue in Eastport. The fundraising cruise will feature live music and refreshments as well as address autism in Maryland and describe the education and resources the Bowen Foundation is dedicating to local communities.

"Autism is one of the fastest growing diagnoses we see in the pediatric field and the support, education and resources available for families is not where it should be," said Dr. Charles Parmele, a member of the Bowen Foundation's board of directors. "The money and awareness we raise will go toward helping families effectively combat this disease and will support groups like Autism Speaks, the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the National Institutes of Health who are aggressively seeking to understand and cure autism."

About the Bowen Foundation

The Bowen Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and resources for the prevention, treatment, education and research efforts related to conditions consistent with the autism spectrum diagnosis and to improve the lives of individuals with these conditions, primarily here in Maryland.

Who: The Bowen Foundation's Board of Directors Maryland Political Leaders Marylanders Committed to Combating Autism What: Cruise to Cure Autism When: Thursday, November 8, 2007 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Annapolis City Marina Aboard the Lady Pintail II 410 Severn Avenue Annapolis, MD 21403

SOURCE The Bowen Foundation


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