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2012 Greater Hartford Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Thursday, June 7, 2012 View Comments

The 7th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place at Rentschler Field, in East Hartford, CT on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The Walk was organized by a dedicated committee and led by Noreen Simmons and Diana Yeisley.  With over 8,000 people and an expected $450,000 raised, this Walk was a huge success!

The sun came out and stayed to warm the all supporters of our loved ones with autism.  The grand club tent was full of our top fundraisers.  A big thank you to Coach Jim Calhoun who spoke to the crowd.

A live 10 person countdown to the Walk was a new fundraising incentive this year, and really touched our teams and families. Our Greater Hartford Walk Now for Autism Speaks could not happen without dedicated volunteers, sponsors, families and teams; THANK YOU!  It's not over yet though.  We have many more events and fun continuing throughout the summer and fall – this community will be even more successful in spreading the Autism Speaks mission.

For more information regarding this walk or any events in CT, please contact, Lauren Joyce, at 203-200-8450 or


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