(October 12, 2014) -- More than 17,000 walkers participated in the 7th Annual Columbus Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday, October 12th at Huntington Park. To date, the event has raised more than $1,040,000 in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and family services and advocate for individuals with autism and their families.
The sun was shining. Walkers came out in their best team t-shirts. Families came out in the thousands to show their support of the 1 in 68 on the autism spectrum. With nearly 40 service providers in the resource fair and family friendly activities from the Clippers and Home Depot, walkers of all ages, and even superheroes had fun while learning more about autism services in Central Ohio.
To get the walk kicked off, shout outs were given to local sponsors and corporate partners such as E-Cycle as well as check presentations from two of Columbus’ largest supporters Covelli Enterprises/Panera Bread and White Castle.
Thank you to the 2014 Columbus Walk Now for Autism Speaks Planning Committee, sponsors, service providers, families, and the countless volunteers that made the walk a day that everyone could celebrate and advocate for those we love on the spectrum!