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Richmond Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 View Comments

Walkers gathered at the Richmond International Raceway for the 4th Annual Richmond Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, September 29, 2012. This year’s Richmond Walk, led by volunteer Walk Chair Pam Brooks, brought in a record of over $112,000 to date with around 2,000 walkers from all around Virginia and other states. Walkers came dressed for the occasion with team t-shirts, pirate costumes, blue beards, and other outfits and accessories, creating a memorable and entertaining morning for all.

As walkers entered the race track, they were welcomed by the jumbotron, illuminating the raceway with the Walk logo and pictures from the previous year’s Walk. Set up along pit row was the signature Walk Now for Autism Speaks Resource Fair featuring autism service providers, schools, and first responders from all around Virginia. After touring the Resource Fair, teams gathered in Victory Lane to get their team photos taken in style.

Walkers were joined by special guests, including: the Diggity Dudes, WRIC’s Laura Morris, and Shelby Milgram from the Richmond Academy of Music as they warmed up to an aerobic dance routine before heading to the Walk starting line on the Richmond race track. The official cutting of the Walk banner by the Richmond Walk Now for Autism Speaks Gold Sponsor, the Hughes Center, kicked off another great walk!

Save the date for next year’s walk: Saturday, September 28, 2013

For more information on the Richmond Walk Now for Autism Speaks, please contact Christina Markish, Walk Event Manager, at (202) 955-3111 or


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