Posted by: Autism Speaks | October 14, 2009

Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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On Saturday, October 10, more than 7,000 people enjoyed the seventh annual Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., raising over $440,000.

WBTV’s Jamie Boll, WSOC FM’s Charlie and Debbie of “The Charlie & Debbie Show” and Chris Allen from Tanner in the Morning served as the event’s emcees. As part of the pre-Walk festivities, team captains from Charlie’s Angels, Tristan’s Tracks, Jerri Elliott Walkers, and Brett’s Believers inspired the crowd by sharing stories of why they walk. Walkers enjoyed a performance by the Charlotte Checkers Checkmates cheerleaders and meeting Toys”R”Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe and Chubby Checker (the mascot of the Charlotte Checkers). Jay M. Robinson High School’s JROTC presented the colors and Erin Fox performed the national anthem. Thank you to Steve Ruggles Open Road Racing, Team Aruba Drag Racing, 501st Legion, and our many Community Resource Fair participants for making the day a memorable experience.

Special thanks to Walk Chairs Jennifer Clancy and Hugh Love for making the Carolinas Walk such a success. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.



  1. I participated along with 25 students from Valley High School in Smithers, WV. The Carolinas Walk for Autism was magnificent. My group had a wonderful experience; even the rain couldn’t keep us down.

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