Being A Part Of The Answer: Mayor Katrina Thompson
For the past several weeks, I’ve been introducing you to some of the Families, Board Members, Instructors, and Community Building Partners who have made a commitment to "Being A Part of The Answer."
This being the week of our 2018 Open Your Heart To Autism Walkathon - I had chance to chat with Mayor Katrina Thompson of The Village of Broadview - who just so happens to be the co-chair of our Walkathon.
“People need to see for themselves” - Mayor Thompson shared - its a perfect example of the type of inclusion we all need and that other officials like myself are striving for everyday. (see full Q&A below)
buzz: How long have you been - and how did you become - a part of The Answer???
Mayor Thompson: I’ve been involved with the answer for 10 years.
buzz: Looking back... how has The Answer Inc impacted your life???
Mayor Thompson: The Answer has impacted my life in many ways... One being their commitment to providing support and services in low income communities of people of color.
buzz: As the organization grows, is there something you would like to see down the line???
Mayor Thompson: I would love to see more inclusion and opportunities available to those impacted with Autism.
buzz: Tell us about your role as the co-chair of the walkathon???
Mayor Thompson: My role as the co-chair is to help bring awareness, inclusion, support and resources to The Answer, Inc.
buzz: With the walkathon being your biggest fundraiser of the year… to that person who has not yet committed - what would you say is the number one reason that they should be there.
Mayor Thompson: The number one reason you must be at the walk-a-thon is you have to see it for yourself. The DJ is impacted with a disability, the participants provides entertainment and the parents/caregivers shows us patience, love and gratitude for these services provided.
We hope you enjoyed the above piece on Mayor Thompson… and we hope that you will find it in your heart to start a team/fundraiser, become a sponsor, or to become a vendor or donor for this year’s walkathon