Posted by: Autism Speaks | October 20, 2009

North/Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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Although the morning began with cold temperatures and rain, 3,000 enthusiastic participants joined the North/Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Cranford. Thankfully, the rain ended just in time for check-in and the walkers raised $347,000.

The seventh annual North/Central New Jersey Walk returned to Nomahegan Park, which is situated in a charming residential neighborhood. The scenic Walk route takes people around a lake, over a narrow walking bridge, through neighborhoods and along the main boulevard.

Families enjoyed a variety of activities, including Fun Bus Fitness Fun on Wheels, Drums and Disabilities, the NJ Snake Men, Crafts by Joanne, a visit from Toys”R”Us’ Geoffrey, and Magic Mike. A special treat at the Walk was The Home Depot Workshop, where children received an orange Home Depot apron and were assisted with the assembly of a variety of wooden toys to take home.

Many thanks go to returning Walk Chair, Jennifer Love, for the continued success of the event. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the North/Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autsm Speaks on Facebook.

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