CONGRATULATIONS A-TEAM FOR REACHING THE GRAND CHAMPIONS CLUB!

The Walk for Apraxia is the largest fundraising and awareness event supporting the children, our Apraxia Stars, affected by childhood apraxia of speech. Walk teams who participate and raise $5,000 or more are recognized as part of the Grand Champions Club, receiving specialized benefits as a thank you for all of their dedication and hard work. This kind of fundraising allows Apraxia Kids to explore more support options offered to families and professionals and helps sustain our mission. A growing number of Walk for Apraxia teams continue to reach this special milestone and touch our hearts with their stories.

 

Team A-TEAM is a Grand Champions Club member and walked as participants of the 2020 North Texas Virtual Walk for Apraxia to celebrate their Apraxia Star, Anslee Foust. Throughout 2020, this team has been able to raise an astounding $11,035.00! Apraxia Kids had the opportunity to interview the team captain, Becki Foust, to discuss this achievement.

Apraxia Kids: What message would you want to share about childhood apraxia of speech? Why is it important to you to spread awareness?

Becki Foust: Spreading awareness is important to me because our family lives in a rural area where there isn’t much knowledge of what CAS is. I raise awareness in my daughter’s school every year during Apraxia Awareness Month to help the students and school faculty learn what CAS is and what signs a child with CAS can show. Suppose I helped correctly diagnose a child in my life that had a misdiagnosis with another disorder. In that case, that alone makes all of our efforts worth it. I actively use my personal social platform to share information about Apraxia and how it affects my daughter in her everyday life. Doing that alone, I have had multiple parents message me asking more about it having concerns for their own child. From those parents, I personally know two children that have gone on to, in fact, have CAS. That is why it is so important for me to spread awareness in my rural area.

Apraxia Kids: Tell us about your team and who will walk with you at the Virtual Walk for Apraxia.

Becki Foust: Our A-Team is composed of my amazing family and our close friends. We have a large tribe of family that help me raise awareness and support our Anslee. She is so blessed with the best supportive team that loves her so much. My husband and I are so incredibly humbled by the outpouring of love and support for our Anslee. So many of our family and friends reach out and help us raise money for Apraxia and awareness!

 

Apraxia Kids: What methods did you use to fundraise and become a Grand Champion member?

Becki Foust: We raise money within the school from Anslee’s teachers and past teachers. I use my Facebook link and share multiple times throughout the year, thanking people for their support. On Apraxia Awareness Day, I challenge my family and friends to donate $14 for May 14th. My husband and I also challenge our friends to wear blue every year on our personal Facebook pages. Every person who takes time to know what Apraxia is and wears a blue shirt on May 14th, we donate $1 to Anslee’s team. Another fortunate fundraising effort we have is being able to have the AOH foundation donate yearly in Anslee’s honor.

Apraxia Kids: How would you inspire others to try and become either a Champions Club or Grand Champion member?

Becki Foust: I would encourage them to think outside the box, to think of fun challenges or efforts to fundraise other than the typical asking for donations.  People like a challenge, and I feel it draws more donations than any other way.

Becoming a Grand Champions Club member is an incredible achievement! Thank you, team A-TEAM. You have genuinely impacted the way Apraxia Kids can support children, families, and professionals affected by childhood apraxia of speech.

If you would like to learn more about A-TEAM, visit their Teamraiser here.

The Walk for Apraxia is the largest fundraising and awareness event supporting the children, our Apraxia Stars, affected by childhood apraxia of speech. Walk teams who participate and raise $5,000 or more are recognized as part of the Grand Champions Club, receiving specialized benefits as a thank you for all of their dedication and hard work. This kind of fundraising allows Apraxia Kids to explore more support options offered to families and professionals and helps sustain our mission. A growing number of Walk for Apraxia teams continue to reach this special milestone and touch our hearts with their stories.

 

Team A-TEAM is a Grand Champions Club member and walked as participants of the 2020 North Texas Virtual Walk for Apraxia to celebrate their Apraxia Star, Anslee Foust. Throughout 2020, this team has been able to raise an astounding $11,035.00! Apraxia Kids had the opportunity to interview the team captain, Becki Foust, to discuss this achievement.

Apraxia Kids: What message would you want to share about childhood apraxia of speech? Why is it important to you to spread awareness?

Becki Foust: Spreading awareness is important to me because our family lives in a rural area where there isn’t much knowledge of what CAS is. I raise awareness in my daughter’s school every year during Apraxia Awareness Month to help the students and school faculty learn what CAS is and what signs a child with CAS can show. Suppose I helped correctly diagnose a child in my life that had a misdiagnosis with another disorder. In that case, that alone makes all of our efforts worth it. I actively use my personal social platform to share information about Apraxia and how it affects my daughter in her everyday life. Doing that alone, I have had multiple parents message me asking more about it having concerns for their own child. From those parents, I personally know two children that have gone on to, in fact, have CAS. That is why it is so important for me to spread awareness in my rural area.

Apraxia Kids: Tell us about your team and who will walk with you at the Virtual Walk for Apraxia.

Becki Foust: Our A-Team is composed of my amazing family and our close friends. We have a large tribe of family that help me raise awareness and support our Anslee. She is so blessed with the best supportive team that loves her so much. My husband and I are so incredibly humbled by the outpouring of love and support for our Anslee. So many of our family and friends reach out and help us raise money for Apraxia and awareness!

 

Apraxia Kids: What methods did you use to fundraise and become a Grand Champion member?

Becki Foust: We raise money within the school from Anslee’s teachers and past teachers. I use my Facebook link and share multiple times throughout the year, thanking people for their support. On Apraxia Awareness Day, I challenge my family and friends to donate $14 for May 14th. My husband and I also challenge our friends to wear blue every year on our personal Facebook pages. Every person who takes time to know what Apraxia is and wears a blue shirt on May 14th, we donate $1 to Anslee’s team. Another fortunate fundraising effort we have is being able to have the AOH foundation donate yearly in Anslee’s honor.

Apraxia Kids: How would you inspire others to try and become either a Champions Club or Grand Champion member?

Becki Foust: I would encourage them to think outside the box, to think of fun challenges or efforts to fundraise other than the typical asking for donations.  People like a challenge, and I feel it draws more donations than any other way.

Becoming a Grand Champions Club member is an incredible achievement! Thank you, team A-TEAM. You have genuinely impacted the way Apraxia Kids can support children, families, and professionals affected by childhood apraxia of speech.

If you would like to learn more about A-TEAM, visit their Teamraiser here.



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