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Walk Now For Autism Speaks

On Sunday, April 7,  Miami celebrated the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks at JC Bermudez Park, in the City of Doral. It was the most successful Walk to date with over 26,000 walkers and we raised over $650,000 and counting.

Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks Opening Ceremony Images of the Wisconsin Alpha Xi Delta Women announcing Walk Day totals to the community and the Bray Family cutting our Walk Now for Autism Speaks ribbon to kickoff Walk 2013.

Mandy Jones, Walk Chair - Triangle Walk Now for Autism Speaks

After seeing first-hand the struggles Autism brings on children and families, I walk!

I have been an avid Autism Speaks supporter for five years. I fundraise year-round by gathering support for a fundraiser I started called Ridin’ Hawg Wild in Lexington NC. This all began in 2009 when I started researching ways to fund Autism research. Why you ask? My son, Sammy, was diagnosed with Autism at age four.

A poem by Louis Rubino

There came a day when I decided to walk,
I thought it would help my brother talk.

I heard my mom speaking and so I listened,
Would it be the cure, is it what's missin'.

It finally arrived, we gathered at the beach,
Is this the answer or is it far out of reach.

We walk all together, blue puzzle pieces everywhere,
In unity as one, even with Senator Chuck Schumer there

On Friday, February 22nd, we held our annual Greater Boston Awards Night Dinner.  This year we did it in style! With one of the most popular Awards Nights in the world only two days away, we held it in an Oscar Night fashion.

Denise Bianchi is an employee for Autism Speaks, helping in the Family Services Department for the Southeast Region as well as the Communications and Marketing Departments.  She is the mother of two children, Danielle, 18, and Andrew 13, who has autism.  She and her family reside in Staten Island, NY.   

Despite Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, a record number of walkers joined together on the National Mall Saturday, November 3rd for the 12th Annual Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  An estimated 9,000 participants came out to walk for research, awareness, compassion and to date have raised $750,000 and counting!