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2011 Cleveland Walk Now for Autism Speaks 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 View Comments

On Sunday August 21st, 4,500 people gathered for the 5th Annual Cleveland Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  The Walk took place at Voinovich Park in Cleveland Ohio.  To date the Walk has raised $240,000!   

The day started with rain but subsided and the sun actually poked its head out of the clouds. The Walk started with Alex Hale, a local college student on the autism spectrum, singing the National Anthem.  He also entertained us with his beautiful songs throughout the day!  Everyone enjoyed the small petting zoo, The Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleaders, slushies provided by Kent State and the AZD’s of Mount Union, puppets for the kids and face painting!

Autism Speaks would like to thank the 2011 Cleveland Co-Chairs Bill Fisher and Jennifer Castner for their time, energy and talents.  We would also like to thank our wonderful committee, sponsors, team captains, participants and supporters who helped make the day a true success.

For more information about the Cleveland Walk Now for Autism Speaks, please visit:  

For more pictures of the Walk, visit our Facebook page at


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