Rochester/ Finger Lakes
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:30AM
Monroe Community College
|The 12th Annual Rochester/Finger Lakes Walk Now for Autism Speaks hosted 1,200 walkers on a beautiful sunny day. Families enjoyed bananas, water and various snacks from Wegmans and kids got the chance to play in bouncehouses, visit the Talking School Bus, get their faces painted and even tour a fire truck, ambulance and police vehicle.|
Attendees also got the chance to meet multiple autism community resources and autism-related organizations at the Community Resource Fair. When the official Autism Speaks stage program began, we thanked all of our families for their support and announced the most exciting news of the day- we met our goal on walk day! Looking forward to an even sunnier day in 2015!
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. Ė 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.
Today 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) is diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Behind each of these numbers is a person living with autism, a future that we can change with your help! Start fundraising today. Whether you strive to join our new "Grand Club" (walkers that raise $1,000 or more) or sell lemonade to boost your total or create your own unique event, you become a part of the solution! Donít wait another minute - start a corporate, school or family team today!