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September 06, 2007


Chevy Pace Car Hood Signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and More

Start your engines and bid to win this specially created Chevy pace car hood from the 2006 Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Speedway. The car is signed by 20 star NASCAR drivers including:


Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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September 27, 2007


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.

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From the beginning, Cure Autism Now (CAN) has had a clear and concise mission–to cure autism now. Co-founders Jonathan Shestack and Portia Iversen created an organization with the purpose of supporting quality science and advancing the field of autis
September 10, 2007



Over the past 11 years, with your support, CAN has developed a diverse portfolio of scientific projects that have significantly contributed to the understanding of autism, and biomedical interventions are now within reach. Cure Autism Now was also founded on the principle of collaboration.

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September 19, 2007


Clara Lajonchere, Ph.D., who has been the director of Cure Autism Now's Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) for the past three years, has been promoted to the new position of Director of Clinical Research. In her new position, Dr. Lajonchere will continue as the Director of AGRE and will lead Cure Autism Now's treatment initiatives and programs, the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and recently-launched Clinical Trials Network (CTN).

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September 10, 2007


Cure Autism Now recently launched the Hope for Our Children campaign with a goal of raising $25 million in leadership gifts and pledges within the next four years. Research has yielded many significant discoveries over the past decade.

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September 10, 2007



Just in time for the holidays, “The Hollywood Cookbook” brings together more than 20 celebrities, their recipes and their favorite charities. The beautiful hard cover book features James Denton, participating on behalf of Cure Autism Now, and Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford, participating on behalf of their Clothes Off Our Back foundation, which supports CAN. Each celebrity has prepared a special menu and included a note about their charity. Five dollars from every book sold will be divided evenly among the charities.

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September 27, 2007


Cure Autism Now is pleased to announce that Hint Inc., maker of Hint Essence Water, has signed on as a National Sponsor of WALK NOW, our signature fundraising and awareness initiative.



Hint will provide their pure drinking water for fall 2006 and all 2007 WALK NOW events nationwide.

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September 19, 2007



Tune in this Friday, Oct. 13 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. Central) as CBS' “Ghost Whisperer” features a character with autism. On “Ghost Whisperer” Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as “Melinda Gordon,” a woman who communicates with ghosts clinging to the living because they have unfinished business. In this episode, “The Ghost Within,” Melinda encounters a ghost that doesn't appear to see or hear her.

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September 10, 2007


The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity is the single-largest one evening fundraiser in Chicagoland. Last year's event raised more than $2.6 million for its 18 participating charities. Cure Autism Now is honored to be one of the participating charities, for the sixth year in a row, on Feb.

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September 27, 2007


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Johnson & Johnson approval to market Risperdal (risperidone) for the treatment of irritability



associated with autism, including symptoms of aggression, deliberate self-injury, temper tantrums and rapid mood swings in children and adolescents ages 5 to 16.

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