Posted by: Autism Speaks | October 7, 2009

Sacramento Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Team Grilled Cheese as they head out on the Walk route

Team Grilled Cheese as they head out on the Walk route

On Sunday, October 4, 7,500 people joined the second annual Sacramento Walk Now for Autism Speaks, raising over $232,000. Walkers enjoyed a scenic route through the city and along the River Walk on a beautiful, cool day. Entertainment included appearances by Toys“R”Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe, Dinger from the River Cats, Stormtroopers from the Rebel Legion Endor Base, a pre-Walk performance by SENSE Theatre, and the talents of emcee Amy Lewis from KBFK. Attendees were also treated to a resource fair which featured 35 local providers and vendors. Honorary Walk Chairs Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Solano) and California State Senator Darrell Steinberg (District SD06) spoke about their efforts in improving legislation for families touched by autism. Other honored guests included Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Assemblywoman Alyson Huber ((D-El Dorado Hills). Special thanks to Walk Chairs Kristen Byrne and Stephanie Blackard for executing such a successful event. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Sacramento Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.

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