Posted by: Autism Speaks | November 11, 2009

Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Walk Chair Lou Cabrera, Councilman Richard Clark, with Lou’s wife Del and their children

On Sunday, November 8, 800 people joined the Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks at University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium. The inaugural event raised $51,000.

Autism Speaks was welcomed to the Jacksonville community by City Council President, Richard Clark. Councilman Clark was thrilled by the turnout of the community and emphasized the importance of Autism Speaks’ mission. Participants circled the track of UNF’s Hodges Stadium and were led by Toys“R”Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe and UNF’s mascot, Ozzie the Osprey. While participants walked, they were cheered on by the UNF Cheerleaders and treated to music by DJ Josh Wilson of Music by Kevin. Josh is a man who has Asperger’s Syndrome and has been working as a DJ for many years in the North Florida area.

Special thanks go to Walk Chair Lou Cabrera for the success of the first-year event. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.


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