IMA Sponsors Autism Hero Walk for Fourth Consecutive Year

Friday, July 27, 2018 General News
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Manufacturing & Assembly (IMA), a joint venture

between Comer Holdings LLC and Lear Corporation supplying automotive seat subassemblies and seating systems, will serve as Premier Sponsor of the 4th Annual Autism Hero Family Walk at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, July 29, 2018.

The free annual event hosted by the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) celebrates true heroes — individuals and families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), providers and doctors, parents and grandparents, siblings and friends. Families will be able to enjoy a scenic 1-mile walk around the Detroit Zoo, live entertainment, games, arts and crafts and photo opportunities with dozens of super hero guests.

Jim Comer, IMA's President and CEO, stresses the importance of this corporate and community partnership: "We are proud to support the Autism Alliance of Michigan's Autism Hero Walk for a fourth consecutive year. Giving back to our communities remains a fundamental pillar of our culture at IMA. We hope our efforts will help Michigan become a top 5 state in which to live with Autism. We must continue to support affected families, who demonstrate heroic efforts every day."

Michigan is home to more than 50,000 individuals living with ASD. AAoM seeks to provide specialized, professional help and maximize professional opportunities for affected individuals, raise awareness and increase expectations in schools and the community at large.  More than 34,000 lives in the State of Michigan have been aided by AAoM efforts.

Dr. Colleen Allen, President and CEO of AAoM on the relationship between AAoM and its sponsors: " Autism Alliance of Michigan is excited to partner with the Detroit Zoo and our sponsors (DTE Energy Foundation, IMA and Ford Fund) for the 4th Annual Autism Hero Walk.  This event provides a fun and rewarding way to recognize the constant challenges faced by families touched by autism, but also celebrate the many gifts this population brings to our community. Support from this sensory-friendly event will help AAoM to create greater impact in our 4 mission pillars: Navigation, Education, Employment and Independent Living."

Registration is now live for individual fundraising and team walkers at On the day of the walk, registration opens at 7:30 a.m., the opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at approximately 8:40 a.m.  Immediately following the walk, attendees are encouraged to participate in post-walk activities at the events pavilion until 11:30 a.m. and enjoy the day at the Zoo.

About IMA:

Integrated Manufacturing & Assembly (IMA) and Advanced Assembly, joint ventures between Comer Holdings LLC and Lear Corporation, are leading suppliers of automotive seating systems and seat subassemblies for a variety of vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers. Operating since 2006, IMA and Advanced Assembly generate more than $1 billion in sales annually and employ a diverse team of approximately 1,600 people in six manufacturing locations across the U.S. With an enduring commitment to giving back, IMA and Advanced Assembly and their employees remain focused on initiatives that provide for people and enhance development of the communities where they operate.

About Autism Alliance of Michigan:

The mission of Autism Alliance of Michigan is to lead efforts to raise expectations and expand opportunities for people touched by autism across the lifespan.


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