Leven Rambin, Daytime Emmy-nominated star of ABC's “All My Children,” will be the Honorary Host of three of Cure Autism Now's fall WALK NOW events: Washington, DC on Oct. 21; New York City on Oct. 22 and Houston on Oct. 28. Rambin, who portrays a character with autism on the long-running daytime drama, is proud to raise public awareness of autism and support Cure Autism Now's research, treatment and education programs through its signature event, WALK NOW.
Actress Leven Rambin
"Being the Honorary Host of WALK NOW in three of my favorite cities is not only a way for me to give back to the families that have so warmly accepted my portrayal of autism, but a chance for me to help raise funds for an organization committed to a better quality of life for individuals affected by autism—Cure Autism Now," says Rambin, the 16-year-old actress.
WALK NOW's fall season continues this weekend, with WALK NOW Orange County on Saturday, Oct. 14 and will run through Nov. 19 with ending with WALK NOW Arizona. Cure Autism Now's WALK NOW events each feature a non-competitive 5K walk and a resource fair. Parents can meet local autism service providers while kids enjoy a variety of fun activities. WALK NOW is a community event that empowers and inspires those affected by autism, a developmental disorder that strikes every 21 minutes.
Rambin will attend WALK NOW Washington, DC on The National Mall, Saturday, Oct. 21; WALK NOW New York at Battery Park, Sunday, Oct. 22; and WALK NOW Houston—her hometown—at the Reliant Astrodome, Saturday, Oct. 28. Rambin has also signed on to lend her talent to Cure Autism Now's new public service campaign which shoots in early October.
Cure Autism Now has hosted 10 WALK NOW events so far in 2006, raising more than $3 million to date. Seven additional WALK NOW events will be held this fall: Orange County, Calif. (Oct. 14); Washington, DC (Oct. 21); New York City (Oct. 22); Houston (Oct. 28); San Diego (Nov. 4); Orlando (Nov. 18); and Phoenix (Nov. 19). WALK NOW is sponsored nationally by Chevrolet, CBS Outdoor, Spectrum Publications and Event Mover. Register to walk, volunteer or donate at www.walknowforautism.org.