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Alabama 2013 Walk Recap 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 View Comments

More than 1,000 attendees participated in the 2nd annual Alabama Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, October 5 at Railroad Park in Birmingham, AL. Hundreds filled the park adorned with personally made team t-shirts and Walk banners.

The event included a Walk around Railroad Park, face painting by Joe’s Crab Shack, more than 12 autism service providers, including a sensory room on wheels, bounce houses, and more. Also, over 100 women from Alpha Xi Delta, of the University of Alabama Birmingham’s chapter, also volunteered to make this special day possible.

The Alabama Walk, including support from Alpha Xi Delta’s of Jacksonville State University, Auburn University and University of Alabama Birmingham, have raised more than$73,830 in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and family services and advocate for individuals with autism and their families.


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