20,000 participants came out on Sunday, June 5 to support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at thSouth Street Seaport, in New York City. So far we have raised nearly $875,000 (and counting!) to fund the most promising autism research, advance advocacy, provide family services, and raise autism awareness. We are so close to our goal of $1.1 million and need your help to get there. Congratulations to our 44 Top Teams who raised over $3,500 each and our 128 Grand Club Members who raised a minimum of $1,000 each. There is still time to become members of these elite clubs. Special thanks to:
Thank you to all of our stage and field performers: Once Upon a Mattress performers, Brady Rymer, Jim Thorpe H.S., Hunter College H.S. Jazz Band, Emily Katter and Band Aid, High 4 Characters, and the juggling clowns who wowed the crowd with their special skills.
Thank you to our volunteers who enabled the day to run smoothly and reinforced that: Many Hands Make Light Work! Last but not least – THANK YOU to all of our wonderful participants who attended.
There would not be an event without you! Thank you for your continued support and giving up your Sunday morning to celebrate with us!! Your support is greatly appreciated. With gratitude and appreciation – Autism Speaks Staff - Jena Greco, Walk Director and Eileen Hopkins, Event Manager
Walk Co-Chairs – Stuart Flaum & Scott Springer and the entire NYC Leadership Committee For more information about the Walk, please visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.NYC.
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