Ri-Orn Man

by Valerie Faucher

Supporting: KVCR presents the 2019 Hero Walk for Autism! for Autism Society Inland Empire


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Rian is my first born, and we knew early on that he either had autism or ADHD. Watching him try to play with other kids and be shunned because he was a little different had always been difficult. He's always been such a positive, loving, and inspiring aspect in all of our lives. A lot of people find out he's autistic and suddenly it's a crutch that they apologize for and pity us for. I've tried to educate people that it's not a crutch, it's nothing to pity someone else for. Is it challenging? Of course it is, but he challenges us in the best ways possible! He is intelligent, fun loving and all around a GREAT kid! He knows that he is a little different, and he fights that much harder to prove to everyone that he can do ANYTHING! He is MY super hero! 



Sunday, April 14th 1-4pm

Check-in begins at Noon.   Opening ceremony The Walk begins with an energetic opening ceremony followed by a 1k walk around the track. 


San Bernardino Valley College Football Stadium from 1-4pm. Hero Village will be outside the stadium, the Walk will be inside the stadium. 


Free!  We will be parking in Lots 8, 9, and 10.  Take Mt Vernon Ave and turn on Grant St.

HERO Village:

HERO Village filled with fun inflatable attractions for the kids, crafts, glitter tattoos, characters, food trucks, vendor booths for Autism Awareness merchandise, resources and more! 

The walk will raise funds for crucial programs and services for families in the Inland Empire.  This event is a great opportunity to invite all of your friends, family, and co-workers to celebrate the autism hero in your life!

Grand Marshall:

Scheduled to appear this year is Isaac Singleton Jr who has graciously agreed to be this year's Grand Marshall.  Mr. Singleton is an actor and writer, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012).  He is best recognized for portraying the irate air marshal in Anger Management and the pirate Bo'sun in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He has also voiced the villainous Thanos in the television series Avengers Assemble and Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the video game Lego Marvel's Avengers.

Come join us for the Walk and meet Mr. Singelton!