Saturday, April 21st was the 10th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks held for the 8th year at The Rose Bowl in the City of Pasadena. It was a beautiful day, a little hotter than we had planned for, but everyone that attended was in high spirits! In fact, over 30,000 people were there to Walk and get information about Autism from over 130 Resources and Service Providers. As we are the Entertainment Capital of the world we did not lack in Star Power who graciously donated their money and time to be at the Walk. Huge thanks to Holly Robinson-Peete and her son RJ, Krysten Ritter, Beth Riesgraf, Gary Cole, The Cast from Days Of Our Lives, Team Braverman from Parenthood, Bradley Whitford, and the amazing Ed Asner. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our wonderful Corporate Sponsors who made this Walk possible by donating money and In-Kind many of them also formed teams. They are 800LoanMart, Vons Foundation, Rothstein Kass, Ernst & Young, Ralphs, Autism Spectrum Therapies, State Farm Gwyn Petrick Office, Trumpett Behavioral, Premier Healthcare Services, Walgreens for donating over 18000 bottles of water, JACK FM, Variety Magazine and KABC7. Most of all we thank our families for coming out to support and Walk Now for Autism Speaks and that someone you love and care about! Through your efforts by fundraising and reaching out we were able to raise over $1.6 million dollars for our families here in Southern California. For more information and photos on the Walk, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.LosAngeles.
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