All photos in this article by Shannon Kintner
The 8th Annual Greater Austin Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place on Saturday, September 22th at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. We were joined by more than 3,000 members of the community, 20 sponsors, and over 50 exhibitors at our Resource Fair. The total raised at the end of Walk day was an amazing $183,126 with money still coming in!
Walk Chair Diana Almendarez and Honorary Walk Chair David Tripoli of Truluck’s created a fabulous event! The Greater Austin Walk Committee of twenty worked together all year to deliver a day to be remembered by all.
Sincere thanks to our national sponsors Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us for their ongoing support. Huge gratitude to Truluck’s as the walk’s title sponsor, along with amazing support from Texas statewide sponsor Carino’s and Alpha Xi Delta, as well as 17 other sponsoring entities, each bringing their own style enrichment to the event, including things like craft zones, toothbrushing parties, and even a Samsung Galaxy Tab raffle!
Most of all we thank our families for coming out to not only support the 8th Annual Greater Austin Walk Now for Autism Speaks but also to support that special someone in your life you love and care about. Through your fundraising efforts and passion in reaching out to the broader community we were able to raise a significant amount of money to support scientific research and family services.
For more information on the Greater Austin Walk, please visit our website at www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/greateraustin. You can check out more photos of the day that are forthcoming by joining over 1900 people and liking our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/autismspeaks.austin.
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