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Milton-Based Charity Using Ice to Raise Autism Awareness, Funding

Children's Charities is sponsoring an ice sculpting event to help fund a new Autism Detection Unit at Children's Healthcare Urgent Care.

Did you know that 1 in 84 children born in Georgia will be diagnosed with some form of autism?

Children’s Charities Inc., a Milton-based civic group, is raising awareness and funds for a new Autism Detection Unit that will be located at Children’s Healthcare Urgent Care at the Avenue in Forsyth. Developed by doctors at the Marcus Center and Emory, this unit can detect signs of autism in children as young as 6 months old. Early detection can make a world of difference in a child’s life.

Children’s Charities Inc. presents

Fire & Ice, A Marathon Ice Sculpting Event

Hosted by Gables Emory Point

855 Emory Point Drive

Atlanta Georgia 30326

Friday, Jan. 25–Saturday, Jan. 26

Jim Duggan and The Atlanta Ice Marvels will be sculpting their practice entry to the World Championships that will be held in Alaska in February 2013.

The accompanying photo is their 2012 World Championship Entry, which won fifth place.

Schedule of events:

  • Friday, Jan. 25, Noon – Sculpting begins
  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m. – Student Ice Sculpting Competition
  • 4:30 p.m. – Judging and Awards
  • 6 p.m. – 10pm VIP Cocktail Reception – $25 per person included, located in the tented park , a heated lounge area complete with cocktails, valet parking, sculpture unveiling, meet the team, live entertainment, heavy appetizers from Bonefish, Marlow’s and other restaurants in Emory Point, Goody Bag with coupons, surprises and specials.

Tickets are available at Children’s Charities website under the donate button.

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