Thank you everyone for donating for such a wonderful cause!
We have managed to raise over $3,000!

We feel so blessed to have a loving set of family and friends. 
We know that the journey for Elric will be challenging, but with the most caring and wonderful people around us, we know that Elric will thrive!

Days 6-8

We were hit again with another blow on Day 6 when Arya became sick too. The bug spread through the kids and our star player was placed on the bench (luckily, they weren't too sick!). Mark and Nicole had to pick up the slack and whilst at home, Nicole made several trips with all three kids on the stroller, around the block as well as to the shops and Mark did his best at work. We unfortunately, fell short on Day 6 =[

On Days 7-8, our kids were back at it and the pedometer was handed to Elric to finish off our challenge! He felt much better on Saturday and he was jumping and running around the house. He picked up 3628 before his afternoon nap. Mark clocked up lots of steps too following him during the day! Nicole made a trip to IKEA with Ivy to clock up more steps (the weather was terrible to walk outside =P). That evening, all kids were back on track!

On Sunday, all the kids were playing and chasing each other at home before celebrating the end of our challenge with the trip to the kids cinemas. Thinking we wouldn't clock up any steps, Ivy and Elric decided to not watch the movie and had their parents chase them around throughout the whole movie. We needed up reaching our target before the end of the movie!

Day 5

We have been hit with a massive hurdle today. Elric started developing a fever so 3/5 members of the team are home bound.

Nicole tried to put in extra steps by putting the kids on the stroller and walking around the block three times that day. Elric enjoyed being pushed on the stroller by mum and enjoyed some sunshine. Ivy was happy to be out of the house.too. Between Mark and Nicole, they both only clocked 3651 steps.

But when Arya come home, she had already clocked up 8530 steps! She had sports and performing arts that day. Again, Arya came to the rescue and made Team ANIME reach their goal!


Days 2, 3 and 4

The start of the week was difficult. Mark and Nicole work desk jobs and so getting in those steps were harder than we thought.
Mark took public transport those days to clock up more steps and Nicole's smart watch ran out of batteries 3/4 through the day!

Luckily, Arya was really getting into the challenge and wore the pedometers day in and out to get as many steps in.

With the minimal amount of steps from mum and dad, Arya is able to carry Team ANIME all the way on days 2, 3 and 4!

Go Arya!

Day 1

Today is the start of the Walk for Autism challenge and we all calibrated our pedometers. Arya was enjoying the challenge and made 4188 steps! In total, the Ganads have made 16140 steps on Day ONE! Our real challenge begins tomorrow when we go back to work to our desk jobs! We are going to do lots of walking before and after work! 


We are so amazed by the generosity of our family and friends! We feel so blessed! It has been less than 24 hours and we are again raising our goal!

Thank you to everyone who have already donated to such a wonderful cause. Our excitement is expressed through Elric's huge smile in this photo (he is nine months in this photo) =]

We are so grateful!

Wow! We have already received so much support from our family and friends that we are increasing our target to $1000! 

Thank you to those who have already donated.
We hope to generate more funds to support amazing people!

Love Ganads xx

Let's help make Elric's smile brighter!

The Ganad family will step up to Walk for autism and help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind, including our son, Elric. 

He has been recently diagnosed with ASD Level 3 and his family would love for him to be as happy, loved and fullfilled in his life, as any other person in the world!

We will be challenging ourselves to walk 10,000 steps a day for 8 days while raising much needed funds to support people on the autism spectrum like Elric.

An estimated 1 in every 70 people is on the autism spectrum. Along with their family members, this means autism is a part of daily life for over a million Australians.

People on the autism spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently. For many, simply coping with the everyday can lead to confusion, anxiety and isolation. Elric in particular is non-verbal, which makes it very difficult to engage with his family and friends on a basic level.

By coming together and taking action, we can help provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.

Help make my steps count and show your support by donating today and know that your contribution will help make Elric's smile, and others on a similar journey, even brighter!

Thank you to our Sponsors



Wonderful cause, sending you much needed strength.


Elli Hum

We love you so much!


The Casems

We love you team Animé. You guys are an inspiration ❤️


Maricel Zardilla



Larina Liang






Go Team Anime! Love you Elric xx


Danica Ramirez

We love you Kuya Elric!



Love you Elric! xox


Alex Lim

A wonderful cause



Go team Anime! We love you cousin Elric!


Tristan Lim


Dolly Porto

God bless TEAM ANIME! We love you Elric!


Andres Cabrera

I’m in for Elric


Tesa Reyes

Sending you all my love - Tita Tesa


Anastasia Nidras

Well done Ganad family!!!


Claudia Gorga

Good luck Nicole


Marc Mendoza

All the best! Xoxo


Andrew Wong

Good luck!



We love you Ganads ❤️


Anne Ivers

Go Elric!!


Courtney Chandler

Good Luck Ganads!!


Kathy Bates


Nicole Ganad




R & F Casem


Alyssa Lim


Alyssa Lim


Arlyn Lim


Chantrea White

You’re awesome, Cass!!!


Lindy Tran

Good job family ❤️Sending lots of love


Tisha Adey

Sending love and support!


Pamela King

Go team Elric!


Bianca Nash


Zelo Alimi






Irene Nerantzoulis


Ben Nour

Awesome work Cassie!


Carol Kerr

Go team Anime!


Kirsty Salvador

Good on you, Cassie! X


Katrina Salvador


Larissa S


Justin Lim

Much love to the sweetest family!




Tommy Papps

Nice work Cassie :)