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Big Weekend for Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Georgia, Laurel Highlands, Northern New Jersey and Queens/Manhattan Walks on Sunday
May 17, 2014

Date: May 18, 2014

Sunday was an action-packed Walk day, as thousands of walkers turned out for the Georgia, Laurel Highlands, Northern New Jersey and Queens/Manhattan Walks.

In Atlanta, The Home Depot and Philips presented checks to Autism Speaks totaling more than $190,000. Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus, a member of the Autism Speaks Board and Chairman of the Marcus Foundation and Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle both addressed the crowd. Read a recap here.

Saturday kicked off the big Walk weekend with events in Chicago, Cincinnati, Southern New Jersey and Wheeling.

In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Mike Quigley addressed the crowd at Soldier Field, and families gathered in Independence Corner, a new feature of the Resource Fair. Read a recap here.

In Wheeling, W. Va, the Wheeling Walk celebrated its 10th year. Read a recap here.

It's not too late to make a donation to these events. You can see the latest event information and make a general donation to an individual Walk by clicking on event links below. 

Saturday Events:

Sunday Events:

Check photos from this weekend's Walks.

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