Posted by: Autism Speaks | October 22, 2009

Tennessee Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Tennessee Walk Emcee Evan Farmer and special guest singer Katie Chance danced on stage to warm up the crowd who needed some "warming up" on the chilly 45 degree day at The Nashville Superspeedway.

Emcee Evan Farmer and special guest singer Katie Chance

Approximately 1,000 people walked on Saturday, October 17 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn. for the Tennessee Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The second annual event raised $116,000, despite the crisp and windy weather.

Walk emcee Evan Farmer kicked off the opening ceremonies and Katie Chance, a young girl who has autism, performed the national anthem. The 36 foot long, 13 foot high monster truck, CAOS, was the talk of the day. Walkers also enjoyed a resource fair with more than 30 providers, who shared valuable information with families in the community.

Many thanks go to Walk Chairs April Schmidt and Craig Jaramillo for making the Tennessee Walk such a success. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Tennessee Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.

 

2009 TN Walk Monster Truck

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: