Full schedule

Choose Blue for Autism presents a weekend of events to educate and raise awareness of the complications a diagnosis of Autism brings. We also celebrate the achievements of individuals and families who persevered beyond this diagnosis.


In honor of Fred and Susan Moore’s 22 year commitment to the community, they are serving as honorary co-chairs of this collection of events. Funds raised go to Faith Hope and Charity, who improves the lives of children and young adults with disabilities, and to Genesis Development, creating opportunities for people with disabilities since 1973.


Friday, April 21, 2017

7th Annual Choose Blue Dinner and Silent Auction Sponsored by the Elijah’s Project

Storm Lake Knights of Columbus Hall

1507 East Lakeshore Drive

Storm Lake IA  50588

6 to 10 p.m.


Dinner ticket includes a door prize (kids too) and live entertainment. The silent auction will be filled with music memorabilia and donations from community business. Bid on something from a favorite star, clothing, jewelry, and services for your home or as gifts for that special someone


Tickets: $12 adults, $6 kids




Sunday, April 23, 2017

Buena Vista University

610 West 4th Street

Storm Lake IA  50588


7 a.m.  Registration and Check In for 5K Race and Balloon Release  / Lamberti Recreation Center


8 a.m.  5K Race Begins  / Lamberti Recreation Center

Enjoy the beauty of the lake in spring while running, walking or riding to raise funds. At 9:30 am, we kick off the Faith Hope and Charity Autism Awareness Walk and Balloon Release. Share your wishes in your personal balloon! Free t-shirt included with registration!



9:30 a.m. Faith Hope and Charity Autism Awareness Walk and Balloon Release.

At 9:30 am, we will be joined by Faith Hope and Charity in their walk and balloon release.


Location: 1815 W. Milwaukee Avenue, Storm Lake IA


1 p.m.  Arch Stories  /  Schaller Memorial Chapel

Seven storytellers - adults on the spectrum, family members, and advocates - share stories detailing significant events in their lives. The stories are authentic, not memorized or performed. Singer-Songwriter Chase Harrison performs at intermission.


3:15 p.m. Perspectives in 2017  / Schaller Memorial Chapel

A panel of experts will discuss access to services and other issues facing individuals and families, as well as explore potential solutions.


1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Youth Fair  /  Lamberti Recreation Center

Youth of all ages and abilities will enjoy face painting, story time, obstacle course, create a community services project and try out adaptive equipment.