2013 Central New York
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Long Branch Park, Liverpool, NY
|The 5th Annual Central New York Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place on Sunday, May 19th at Long Branch Park. 500 people came out to show the strength of the local autism community and to support the Autism Speaks mission. The event, which was largely coordinated by 2013 walk chair, Erin Mast, has raised over $30,000! |
Join Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism!
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. – we need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.
This year, Tim Horton's provided delicious donuts, coffee and hot chocolate, while Wegmans provided bottled water. On the entertainment side, Heather and Joey from Movin 100.3 and Wolf 105.1 got the crowd going! Their music even started some dance parties to the Cuban Shufffle and Put a Ring On it! Aside from the music, kids played with sand art, drew pictures and used Incoco's press-on puzzle piece nails. They also happily played on a Giant 40' Obstacle Course, sang children's songs with Mr. Mike, played with some enormous bubbles thanks to Doug Rougeaux and took home some fun, colorful, free sketches thanks to Matt Magill!
A huge thank you to our national sponsors: Toys R Us and Babies R Us
To our local sponsors: Empower Federal Credit Union, Geddes Federal Savings and Loan Association, Wegman's, Tim Horton's, Movin 100.3 and Wolf 105.1 and the Syracuse New Times
And a big thank you to our fabulous resource fair vendors: Arc of Onondaga, BASCOL, Berkshire Farm Center, Borio Chiropractic, Cayuga Centers, College Internship Program, Enable, Franziska Racker Centers, Herkimer ARC, Huntington Learning Center, Liberty Resources, Little Lukes, Parent to Parent NYS and Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for All Ages.
To all of our walkers and supporters, thank you! We could not have had such a successful event without each and every one of you. Together, we are changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.