7th 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 2015

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

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. 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 an online resource for Colorado-based non-profits like ours whose mission is to "improve quality of life by increasing community generosity and involvement." 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 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 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!
  • More details on our Organizer page


Auburn, New York
Kara Georgi
October 25, 12-2 PM
Feoccos Family Inflatables Bouncing Event

Richland, Wisconsin
Nina Fields
October 11, 2014 at 10:30 at Krouskop Park
Run/Walk plus silent auction

Englewood, Colorado
Jodi Kinnen
March 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Banquet of Champions
$72,000 raised

Parker, Colorado
Jodi Kinnen
June 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Tournament of Hope
$27,000 raised

Boca Raton, Florida
Nina Plonka
April 30, 2014
Town Hall Meeting
Awareness Event

Cooper City, Florida
Rebecca Gonzales
Donations being excepted in honor of her 2 sons

Boston, Massachusetts
Hillary Minicucci
April 21, 2014

$6,200 raised

Randall, Minnesota
Averi Hutton
March 1, 2014
Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
$250 raised

Betavia, New York
Tiffany Ivison
Donations being accepted for Sensory Awareness Month in honor of her son

$146 raised

Fort Worth, Texas
Sindey Lones


Searcy, Arkansas
Lauren Harris
October 18-20, 2013
$86 raised

Engelwood, Colorado
Susanne Geiler
September 16, 2013, 8:30am-2pm
Tournament of Hope
$8400 raised

Greenwood Village, Colorado Susanne Geiler
August 3, 2013
Playground Rock
$800 raised

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

$214 Raised

Blue Springs, Missouri
Meggin Finkeldei
June 8, 2013 at 8AM
5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kid's Run
$4391 Raised

Auburn, New York
Kara Georgi
October 12, 2013, 12pm – 4pm
Fingerlakes Mall - Feocco's Family Inflatables
$57 Raised

Toledo, Ohio
Jennie Harding
October 12, 2013, 3pm-5pm, Rehab Dynamics
Trunk or Treat

Summer, Washington
Lara OCallaghan
October, 2013
Spooktacular Obstacle Course
$400 Raised

NEED TOOLS, TEMPLATES OR TIPS? Find them here. Can't find what you need? Email Susanne