Despite Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, a record number of walkers joined together on the National Mall Saturday, November 3rd for the 12th Annual Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks. An estimated 9,000 participants came out to walk for research, awareness, compassion and to date have raised $750,000 and counting!
Thank you and congratulations to our honorary walk co-chairs Steve and Marla Garchik and Michael and Debra Lindsay as well as our planning committee co-chairs Nora Fitzpatrick, Wendy Morris and Sharalyn Hoffman for their leadership, inspiration and energy!
A huge thanks to Topper Shutt of WUSA 9 and Diamond Boy Luis of El Zol 107.9 for hosting the event as well as our many corporate and in kind sponsors who made this walk possible:
The Garchik Family, Lindsay Automotive Group, Shoe City, Independence by Convergent, Aerosoles, Collaborative Solutions, The Bernstein Companies, National Children’s Center, Sandmar Properties, The Morris Family, Bank of Georgetown, Abramson Family Foundation, CTL, The Port, Uno Chicago Grill, Drink More Water and The Java Cruiser.
Thank you, Washington, DC, for your continued commitment to changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
For more information and photos from the event, please visit the DC Walk Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/DCWalkNowForAutismSpeaks.
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