5th Annual International Sensation Celebration:

"Use your Senses One Step at a Time"
A Sensory Awareness Event!

During National Sensory Awareness Month In cities worldwide
October 2013

ORGANIZERS: Go to our 2013 Organizer page to find tips and tools.

As we begin the year of 2013, we will recap all of the events that were organized around the world in support of the SPD Foundation or as awareness events for National Sensory Awareness Month in 2013. Please see the bottom of this page for last year's recaps.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation invites you to organize, support or attend a SENSATION CELEBRATION to raise awareness of sensory challenges and funds in support of SPD research, education and advocacy. Contact Communication Program Manager, Susanne Geiler for details or to volunteer.

Our SENSATION CELEBRATION truly embodies the dedication and triumph that families who are raising children with Sensory Processing Disorder find every day. These families, like the dedicated scientists and doctors who continue researching SPD, all began this journey "One Step At A Time". Now you can join these remarkable families and researchers in communities all over the world by participating in our annual international event!

We are utilizing ColoradoGives.org: an online resource for Colorado-based non-profits like ours whose mission is to "improve quality of life by increasing community generosity and involvement." ColoradoGives.org makes it very easy to collect donations for fundraising by allowing you to create your own customized, online fundraising page no matter where you live. You can find instructions for creating your own fundraising campaign on ColoradoGives.org and more details on our 2013 Organizer page.

Organizers can plan a walk-a-thon, fun-run, community walk or any type of fundraising/awareness event they choose. Or, if you just don't have the time to organize a community event, then just set up your own personal fundraising page, gather pledges and go take a walk yourself, maybe inviting your family and friends to join you! All you need are your walking shoes and a desire to see research for Sensory Processing Disorder continue.

Organizers are encouraged to schedule their SENSATION CELEBRATIONS during National Sensory Awareness month in October but are free to hold their events any time during 2013 if a different month is more suitable in their area.


We will provide...

  • Step-by-step instructions on setting up your fundraising page online
  • Ideas
  • Handouts
  • Publicity tips
  • Sample flyers and letters
  • Essential forms and checklists
  • An SPD Foundation coordinator to provide support and suggestions
    And more!


Searcy, Arkansas
Lauren Harris
October 18-20, 2013
Bug's Sensation Celebration Online Auction with The Knotty Boutique

Cooper City, Florida
Rebecca Gonzales
October 18, 2013
"Sense-Sational" Friday at Somerset academy in Pembroke Pines

Louisville, Kentucky
Melissa Loudin
Daniel's Milestones Celebration at Puzzle Fun Dome
Jan 12, 2013
$400 raised

Fulton, Mississippi
Ashleigh Kelley
Oct 27, 2013
Sensation Celebration Fall Festival

Batavia, NY
Tiffany Ivison
Month of October
Sensory Awareness Campaign

Blue Springs, Missouri
Meggin Finkeldei
June 8, 2013 at 8AM
5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kid's Run
Raised $3391

Auburn, New York
Kara Georgi
October 12, 2013, 12pm – 4pm
Fingerlakes Mall - Feocco's Family Inflatables

Toledo, Ohio
Jennie Harding
October 12, 2012, 3pm-5pm, Rehab Dynamics
Trunk or Treat



Cherry Hills, Colorado
Susanne Geiler
October 19, 2012
Gala and Auction Event
Over $30,000 raised

Gunnison, Colorado
Staci Melby
October 28, 2012, 1pm-3pm
Sensory Awareness Walk
Over $1400 raised

Cooper City, Florida
Rebecca Gonzales
The month of October
Celebrating Sensory Awareness Month
$250 raised to date

Jacksonville, Florida
Shannon Palmer
October 6, 2012, 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Children's Yoga and Family Walk
An awareness event

Lakeland, Florida
Jackie Graves
October 20, 2012
Sensory Awareness Walk
$95 raised

Meridian, Idaho
Krissy Fulton
October 14, 6pm-9pm
Sensory Awareness Event at Just Kid n Around Indoor Play Center
An awareness event

Independence, Missouri
Meggin Finkeldei
October 13, 2012
Download flyer here
One Step at a Time Walk
Over $2200 raised

Chatham, New Jersey
Michele Gorman
October 7, 2012
Treasure Island Triathlon
Over $2300 raised

Clayton, North Carolina
Amanda Brethauer
November 14, 2012, 6:30 PM
Premiere Jewelry Party
C3 Church 8246 Cleveland Rd, Clayton, NC 27520

Toledo, Ohio
Jennie Harding
October 13, 2012, 3pm-5pm, Rehab Dynamics
Download flyer here
Trunk or Treat
$980 raised

Panama City, Panama
Carla Mae Spirito
October 28, 2012 3pm-7pm
B-Happy (Indoor Playground)
$2900 raised

El Paso, Texas
Renate Garcia
October 27, 2012, 3pm
Fine Arts are Sensational
Casting Call

Casper, Wyoming
Maria Wonsor
October 7, 2012 2pm-5pm
Come LOSE your SENSES Obstacle Course
Liesinger Hall parking lot, Casper College campus
An awareness event

The month of October
Celebrating Sensory Awareness Month
$75 raised to date

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