Despite heavy rain and flash flood warnings, nearly 10,000 people made it to the 7th annual Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Atlantic Station to unite and walk with family and friends affected by autism. Event co-emcees Donna Lowry and Chief Meteorologist, Mike Francis with Walk media sponsor, 11Alive News, assured walkers huddled under tents and umbrellas that the rain would subside and soon after the start of the walk, the weather cooperated.
Despite the rain, thousands of family and friends turned up to walk on Sunday, May 19 at the Northern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Bergen County Community College in Paramus, NJ to celebrate an incredible day of fundraising and awareness.
Over 20,000 family and friends walked on Saturday, May 18 at the Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Soldier Field along the Chicago Lakefront to celebrate an incredible day of fundraising and awareness.
Here are some photos from the amazing event.
The 3rd Annual North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place on Sunday, April 28th at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Under the leadership of the Savitz Family (Spencer, Tyler, Amy and Stuart) over 2,500 walkers made up of 101 teams and 40 volunteers joined us for the 2.5 mile loop around the Garden. At days end, the North Shore Walk had raised over $208,000!
The Tampa Walk Now for Autism Speaks held its 8th Annual Event on April 20 at Raymond James Stadium and is expected to raise more than $310,000! An amazing crowd of nearly 8,000 families and friends joined together to celebrate this incredible day for fundraising and awareness.
On Sunday, April 20, the Lehigh Valley came together to celebrate the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the new location of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. Record crowds arrived for a chilly Walk start. Almost 400 teams have raised approximately $375,000 to date and still counting. Excitement was felt as the teams entered into the park.