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2014 Walk Season Starts on a High Note with Palm Beach Walk

March 02, 2014



(March 2, 2014) -- More than 7,000 people kicked off the Autism Speaks 2014 Walk Season by attending the 14th Annual Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Today's walk was held at the Meyer Ampitheater in downtown West Palm Beach. 

Co-Founders of Autism Speaks Bob and Suzanne Wright were in attendance to kick off our walk season. Entertainment for the day included a gifted young pianist on the spectrum named Sammy Gail from N School of Arts. Wellington Landing Middle School also gave a performance which included signing a rendition of the song "Light It Up Blue."

Of the guests who were in attendance included South Florida Ford's Al Young, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Mayor of WPB Mayor Moulo Michael Williams, Hal Velache, U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy and Congresswoman Lois Frankel. 

When all was said and done today's walk raised over $229,000 for Autism Speaks. For more coverage from today's walk you can go to WPTV here and The Palm Beach Post here. Interested in walking with us this year? See if there is a walk in your area here

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