Randolph Area Autism Coalition donates $2,000 to TRC Foundation
Crystal Peelman (holding her son Mason) presents $2,000 to Paul Cesana, the President of TRC Foundation. The money represents a portion of the proceeds from an April fund-raising event hosted by the Randolph Area Autism Coalition. Mrs. Peelman, one of the main organizers of the Randolph event, said the coalition decided to donate the money to TRC Foundation to support the foundation’s second annual “Step Up for Autism” event, which takes place September 24 at The Resource Center’s administrative offices, 200 Dunham Avenue near Jamestown. Some of the money raised through Step Up for Autism will benefit TRC’s SUCCESS program, which helps children and young adults with autism to learn socialization skills that enable them to better interact with the world around them. Looking on as Mrs. Peelman presents the money are Tess Kerzner, left, The Resource Center’s Children’s Services Coordinator, and Heather Brown, TRC’s Director of Individualized Services, who oversees the SUCCESS program. Step Up for Autism consists of a 1.5-mile walk, followed by food, games and prizes. For more information or to register, visit www.stepupforautism.com or phone 483-2344.