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Wonderful turnout for Orange County Walk Kick-off

October 12, 2015

More than 100 supporters attended our 2015 Orange County Walk Kick-Off event Saturday, October 10th, 2015, at the Historic Fullerton Ballroom. This event helped motivate our teams and supporters prepare for our 12th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Orange County 5K Walk and Autism Resource Fair scheduled for December 6th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The crowd was inspired by our Peace, Love and Kindness theme and California Dreaming tunes. Our Orange County Walk will take place in Anaheim, known as “The City of Kindness”. Attendees and speakers representing our Orange County community included Presenting Sponsor, Service Champions Heating and Air Conditioning; Sprouts; Dr. Joseph Donnelly from the Center of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (our local ATN); and a performance by John Easdale from Dramarama. Our children were treated to a sensory friendly room, Autism the OC Autism Monkey and Star Wars characters. Thank you to our Kick-Off Chair, Larry Houser, and Bourbon Street Bar and Grill for catering and supporting our event. Also a special shout out to our amazing Orange County Walk Committee lead by Walk Co-Chairs, Olivia Oshiro and Vick Cid, for their efforts and support to Autism Speaks and our Orange County Community. We look forward to a great Walk Day in December!