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Central Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 View Comments

The 5th Annual Central Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place at Modesto Junior College - West Campus in Modesto, California on October 20th. The Walk had close to 3,000 people in attendance! To date the Walk has raised over $80,000 with donations continuing to come in! 

This year's Walk featured a petting zoo and lots of kid friendly activities! Special thanks to Mike from No Limits Disc Jockey Service, MJC Animal Wranglers, Geoffrey the Toy's R Us Giraffe, the 501st Star Wars Legion and the Community Resource Fair vendors for entertaining us all.  A huge THANK YOU to Walk Co-Chairs Denise Hannink, Michelle Rodriguez and Cindy Lopez.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us, 51/50  Carlos Vieira Foundation, EJ Gallo Winery, Applied Behavior Consultants, Frito-Lay and The Modesto Bee.

We’re so grateful to all of our participants who worked so hard for months leading up to the Walk and to those who will continue to work through year’s end to raise much-needed awareness and funds in support of our mission.

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