Over 7,000 participants came out in support of the 11th Annual NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Together, we raised over $370,000 (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 $570,000 but need your help to get there.
Congratulations to our 28 Top Teams who raised over $2,500 each and 67 Grand Club Members who individually raised a minimum of $1,000. There is still time to become members of these elite clubs.
Special thanks to:
Thank you to our stage and field performers who wowed the crowd with their special skills and thank you to our volunteers who enabled the day to run smoothly and reinforced the Walk Committee’s Motto: Many Hands Make Light Work!
Last but not least – THANK YOU to 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 - Eileen Hopkins, Event Manager and Dina Schwab, Walk Director.
Walk Co-Chairs – Amy Pantaleone & Melissa Andreacio
The NNJ Community Leadership Committee – Patricia Bagley, Jen Boscarino, Johanna Burke, Candi Calderone, Karen Campagna, Amy Cotz, Michael DiFilippis, John Gugliotta, Lori Fiordilino, Gina Kiely, Angela Lamendola, Michele Lopes, Willie Martinez, Danielle Puro, Devin Stone, Brenda Scesney and Stacey Smetana.
For more photos of the Walk, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.NNJ.
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