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Thursday, January 10, 2013

ACT Today! is Off to a Running Start Announcing ONEHOPE Wine as Title Sponsor for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism, announces ONEHOPE Wine is the Title Sponsor of its 3rd Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk and Family Festival. The event will be held on April 6, 2013 from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Tecolote Shores by Mission Bay in San Diego, California.

ONEHOPE Wine is considered one of the most recognizable cause brands in the United States of America. The charitable company has grown rapidly over the past five years due to a respected and positive presence in all charitable fields. Through the ONEHOPE Foundation, ONEHOPE Wine donates half of its profits to partner charities benefiting a variety of causes, including the military and autism. .

"ONEHOPE Wine recognizes that April is National Autism Awareness Month and the Month of the Military Child. We are honored to highlight our support at this community event year after year and encourage the community to come out and join us for this worthy cause," says Tom Leahy, Founder and President of ONEHOPE Wine. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and childhood AIDS combined. Military families impacted with autism face unique challenges as a result of frequent deployments and change of duty stations in addition to a complex healthcare system. 

The ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk and Family Festival is a community event which raises money to support military children impacted with autism.  The event features a flat and scenic course. All participants are treated to morning coffee, tea or hot cocoa and a beer or glass of ONEHOPE Wine in our beer and wine garden.  The family festival is free for the entire community and will include live entertainment, vendor booths, a designated kids zone with inflatables, carnival games and prizes. 

Registration for the ATMF 5k/10k Run and 1-mile fun run is now open. To register as an individual or team, visit www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.kintera.org.

The following corporations join ONEHOPE Wine as sponsors of the 3rd Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk and Family Festival (as of January 7): Jersey Mike’s Subs, SeaWorld San Diego, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, NBC 7 San Diego, Sports Authority, and AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. 

About ACT Today!:
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit: www.act-today.org.

About ACT Today! for Military Families:
ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. It was launched in July 2010. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality of life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit: www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org.

About ONEHOPE Inc.: 
ONEHOPE Inc. is a social enterprise that integrates causes and impact into every business it touches. ONEHOPE has been able to expand their business and foundation due to their success with their cornerstone product ONEHOPE Wine, of which half of the profits go to a different cause for each varietal of wine sold. Since launching into the wine industry 5 years ago, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and platforms including - Hope at Home™, ONEHOPE Weddings, Craft1933, and their newest addition - ONEHOPE Coffee and Tea. ONEHOPE Inc. is headquartered in Southern California and has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct causes. Some of the causes and organizations include breast cancer prevention and treatment (National Breast Cancer Foundation), pediatric AIDS prevention and treatment (Keep A Child Alive), Autism research and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forests), and ending childhood hunger (Share Our Strength).ONEHOPE Inc. not only produces its own cause-centric products and services, it is also the creator and leading provider of consulting services for companies small to large on Cause-Centric Commerce. For more information, please visit www.onehopewine.com and follow us@ONEHOPEWine