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Lehigh Valley Awards and Kick off Reception

Despite unfavorable weather conditions in the Lehigh Valley over 125 walkers, team captains, service providers and community leaders gathered together to celebrate the success of 2014 and gear up for the 2015 walk. Participants learned about Autism Speaks, our great programs and services, and how to successfully fundraise this year. Materials were distributed and incentives for fundraising was discussed. Thanks to our amazing partners at Dorney Park we will once again be able to offer two all day passes for the 2015 operating season to any Grand Club Member.

Top Teams shared their inside secrets to success, with a reoccurring theme …JUST ASK. We learned to “Just Ask” everyone you come in contact with for a donation. “Just Ask” returning teams for assistance on our Facebook pages. “ Just Ask” your local service provider if they are interested in a table at the Resource Fair . Team Captains were encouraged to call the Autism Speaks office and “Just Ask” for more materials and for answers to any questions you may have.

A local business who will be hosting an event, “Cupcakes for A Cause”, shared details with our group. This new event to the Lehigh Valley in 2015 could prove to be a wonderful and tasty experience. Check on Facebook and in your team Captain kits for more information.

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