Three locations across the country held walks this weekend to raise funds and awareness for autism. It's not too late to make a donation to these events. You can see the event status and make a general donation to an individual Walk by clicking on the links below.
The following Walks took place on Saturday:
Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Bay Area
The 12th Anniversary of the Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks held at History Park in the City of San Jose. It was a beautiful day that brought together over 5,000 people to celebrate the autism community and to get information about autism from over 41 Resources and Service Providers. This year’s event featured live dance performances and many families stuck around to enjoy a picnic lunch that they brought with them. The walk was emceed by the very talented Kris Sanchez, from NBC Bay Area, and DJ’d by Sean King who played wonderful music. Huge thanks to our Bay Area Committee for all of their hard work and dedication over the past year to produce an incredible event. We are all so grateful for your time, talent, and commitment to the autism community!
- Walk Now for Autism Speaks: San Angelo
The following Walks took place on Sunday:
Walk Now for Autism Speaks: North Shore
At the North Shore Walk Now For Autism Speaks near Chicago, the rain held off long enough for hundreds to gather for a great cause.
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Special thanks to all of the amazing volunteers and to all of the families and teams that helped make walk day a special day every year!
Want to walk with us? Go to www.walknowforautismspeaks.org to check to see if theres a walk in your area!