Posted by: Autism Speaks | September 29, 2009

Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Philadelphia Walk 2009

On September 26 at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, 12,000 people participated in the seventh annual Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks, raising $665,000. Walkers enjoyed a superb stage show, which included a live band and appearances by Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr and Board Member Holly Robinson-Peete. Mark Roithmayr spoke about how wonderful it is to have so many promising research projects happening in the Philadelphia area, and how dollars raised through the Walk will come back to support these projects and other local projects like them. Holly Robinson-Peete told the crowd how honored she is to be a new board member and how exciting it was for her to be back in her hometown of Philadelphia.  She’s looking forward to being a positive voice for the autism community. Many thanks to Walk Chairs Cynthia Day and Reenie Stirling for the success of the Walk. Read a guest post by Autism Speaks Executive Vice President Peter Bell here. Read more and view additional photos from the Philadephia Walk and become a fan of the Philadelphia Walk on Facebook.



  1. Please let me know when the walk for this year is 2010. I just recently found out my son is autistic and I really would love to participate in this years walk. Thank you

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