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Rochester Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 View Comments

Jennifer Johnson from WHAM Channel 13 and JP from 100.5 - The Drive welcomed over 2,000 walkers who joined us at Monroe Community College in Rochester NY on Saturday, September 29th for the 9th annual Rochester Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Walkers enjoyed a fun filled and action packed morning. To date, the Rochester Walk Now for Autism Speaks event has raised over $130,000 and we are still growing!

We would like to thank all of the service providers and our amazing sponsors that attended that helped make this Walk possible. The Community Resource Fair featured many service providers focused on helping families affected by autism in the local community. There was a booth for all interested in where the local dollars are going featuring the ATN at the University of Rochester.

Amazing activities were available for our young walkers.  The zoo loaned us a few of their animals, we had the Talking School Bus and some friendly service dogs. 

All of our food and beverages were donated from Wegmans Markets in the Rochester area and there were more than enough Gluten free products, water and bananas for all of our walkers to enjoy.

We are so grateful for all of the hard work of the Walk committee lead by Beth Grier-Leva and Patti Fields.   We also want to thank all the volunteers, families, and friends for supporting this Walk and helping to fund critical research for autism. 

For more information about the Walk and to see photos from that day, please visit our Facebook page at


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