Autism Fundraiser Walk

Home inspection firm offers support

This article originally appeared in the September 18th edition of the Kelowna Capital News.

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections of British Columbia is lending a hand in the fight against autism.

British Columbia regional owners Kim and Dave Williams are teaming up with South Okanagan, Kelowna and Vernon ABCHI franchisees and their families to participate in Walk Now in Kelowna, an annual walking charity event sponsored by Autism Speaks Canada.

In addition to proving participants with water and support at the finish line, ABCHI employees and their family members are raising money in partnership with the local business community to support the event.

“Our work in Kelowna gives us the opportunity to help out a great organization,” said Dave Williams. 

“As home inspectors, it is our job to promote the safety and well-being of individuals and families everywhere, and that’s what we aim to accomplish by participating in Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada.”

Registration for the event opens at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, with the walk set to begin at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park in Rhapsody Plaza. 

The walk is three kilometres long and will include activities, performers and snacks for families to enjoy.

“This cause means the world to my family and me, and seeing the support for Autism Speaks Canada from our British Columbia team fills us with pride,” said ABCHI founder Bill Redfern. “All of our franchisees share our commitment to raising funds for autism research and supporting those living with the disorder, but the British Columbia region is going above and beyond.”

Walk Now has raised more than $9.8 million since 2007, taking place in more than 100 cities.