Mark your calendars for the annual All Out for Autism Gala on Thursday, Nov. 9. 

The evening will benefit the Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center, as well as honor Anna Riggs and her invaluable contributions to autism research and awareness within the state. 

Anna Riggs was instrumental in establishing the Arkansas Autism Society in 1996 and later served as its executive director. Under her leadership, the first Autism Conference was attended by more than 1,000 people from across the state, and is now a highly anticipated yearly event. These are just a small collection of Riggs' many accomplishments, making it clear she's a woman worth celebrating. 

The evening will include a live and silent auction and a seated dinner at Next Level Events. The party will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 10 p.m. For more information or to purchase your ticket ($100 per person), head to the event Facebook page