Asheville Zipline event raises $39,000 for Autism Society of North Carolina

On June 2, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Treetops Adventure Park hosted and sponsored the second annual Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism. The event generated more than $39,000 for the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) through more than 30 teams of 10 participants each and a significant increase in sponsorship support.

All of the proceeds will go to assist families in Western North Carolina with services and support through ASNC’s Sara Handlan Crisis Fund, Respite Scholarship Fund and advocacy expansion.

Organizers are already planning the third Zipping for Autism scheduled for June 1, 2014, when participants will once again fly, climb, and propel through the trees while raising money for individuals with autism and their families in the region.

For more information about this event or the Autism Society of NC, contact Simone Seitz at sseitz@autismsociety-nc.org or 236-1547.

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