2018 Run for Autism 5K

In Memory of Amanda

The family and friends of Amanda Bates are participating this year in memory of VIA’s devoted, talented, and much beloved teacher Ms. Amanda Bates. Amanda was tragically killed on March 24, 2018, and the loss of our beloved instructor at JCH school has been a devastating blow.

Amanda was a light to all those who knew her -- especially to her family, friends, students, and fellow teachers whose lives she touched during her time at VIA before her life was cut short tragically by gun violence. All those who knew her loved her, and she made lives better for people with autism.

To honor Amanda this year, one of VIA's founding families will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made in her honor up to an aggregate of $3000.

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