The Ontario Walk season wrapped up on Sunday June 24th with Waterloo-Wellington hosting its Inaugural Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Records were broken and there was lots to celebrate as participants raised an incredible $165,000, which was more than TRIPLE the fundraising goal which was set!
From the minute it was announced, Waterloo-Wellington has enthusiastically embraced Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The Walk was led by our presenting sponsor Equitable Life of Canada, who rallied together in support of Autism Speaks Canada to make this first time Walk a huge success. There was no shortage of fun to be had as Walk attendees had the chance to play on the bouncy castles, get their face painted, interact with balloon artists, enjoy a bbq lunch, get the opportunity to sound the siren on the Waterloo Regional Police car and have a chance to win (and also test out) a Spring Free trampoline.
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers, participants, sponsors, MP Peter Braid, local businesses and supporters that helped make the 1st annual Waterloo-Wellington Walk Now for Autism Speaks a resounding success. For more information on the Waterloo-Wellington Walk, please visit our website at www.walknowforautismspeaks.ca/waterloowellington. You can check out more photos of the day by visiting the photo gallery on our facebook page.
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