On Saturday, July 20th, Ed Asner and 150 of his friends came out to the beautiful Haworth Showroom at the Water Garden in Santa Monica, Calif. to play poker and raise $40,000 for Autism Speaks. The tournament began at 7pm PT and carried on until after midnight, as 75 players vied for one of the top three prizes. The evening featured a motley assortment of celebrities, each there to support Asner and the cause. Among them were Don Cheadle, Jason London, Kato Kaelin.
Ed Asner with his grandson Will on the streets of New York City
NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 19, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, announced today the launch of “Sound Off For Autism Speaks”.