Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks Opening Ceremony Images of the Wisconsin Alpha Xi Delta Women announcing Walk Day totals to the community and the Bray Family cutting our Walk Now for Autism Speaks ribbon to kickoff Walk 2013.
After seeing first-hand the struggles Autism brings on children and families, I walk!
I have been an avid Autism Speaks supporter for five years. I fundraise year-round by gathering support for a fundraiser I started called Ridin’ Hawg Wild in Lexington NC. This all began in 2009 when I started researching ways to fund Autism research. Why you ask? My son, Sammy, was diagnosed with Autism at age four.
He has a huge support group full of family and friends. This group was more than willing to pull together to help any way possible. All of our proceeds from Ridin’
There came a day when I decided to walk,
I thought it would help my brother talk.
I heard my mom speaking and so I listened,
Would it be the cure, is it what's missin'.
It finally arrived, we gathered at the beach,
Is this the answer or is it far out of reach.
We walk all together, blue puzzle pieces everywhere,
In unity as one, even with Senator Chuck Schumer there
This journey we take is quite a long road,
I know this will help
On Friday, February 22nd, we held our annual Greater Boston Awards Night Dinner. This year we did it in style! With one of the most popular Awards Nights in the world only two days away, we held it in an Oscar Night fashion.
The evening began with performances by the Boston Higashi School Jazz Band directed by Mr. Ueno. Their performance was incredibly moving and a true
On Saturday, October 27th over 8,000 walkers attended the 10th Annual Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks! To mix things up for the 10th anniversary the Walk was held at the zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC instead of the Charlotte Motor Speedway where it has been for the last 8 years. The new venue was a hit amongst many walkers, sponsors, and volunteers! The Walk
Despite Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, a record number of walkers joined together on the National Mall Saturday, November 3rd for the 12th Annual Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks. An estimated 9,000 participants came out to walk for research, awareness, compassion and to date have raised $750,000 and counting!
The inaugural Louisiana Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place at the Audubon Park on Sunday, October 28th with over 125 teams and nearly 1,200 walkers in attendance celebrating this first year event. To date over $118,000 has been raised for the Walk with donations continuing to come in. However, the Walk goal of $80,000 was met and exceeded prior to Walk day!
Emcee Denny Schaffer of Clear Channel led the stage presentations during opening ceremonies. Jenny Longwell, the 2012 Walk Chair, welcomed the crowd
We had a great day on Sunday, October 28th at our Inagural New Mexico Walk Now for Autism Speaks with over 500 participants raising over $25,000.
A huge "Thank You" to the community of New Mexico and all those who were a part of this amazing event. To see the excitement and gratitude in all the families, volunteers and resource providers to be a part of the first ever New Mexico Walk
The 2nd annual Volusia County Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, November 3rd raised $102,000! It had a good start by beginning on the morning of Walk day at $91,000 - well above the $75,000 goal! Just two years ago, this event began as an off-shoot of the Orlando Walk and has grown in to an established Walk of its own. More than 1,100 people joined together to celebrate an incredible day for fundraising and awareness.
Thank you to our amazing Walk Chairs Tina Farbolin and Desiree Purvis who led our wonderful Walk Committee to a very successful