Posted by: smofadmin | November 19, 2009

Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks

On Saturday, November 14, 6,000 people joined the sixth annual Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, California. The event raised $290,000.

The Orange County Walk had an outstanding lineup of donated entertainment.  Pinch Me! performed many tunes, including “Calling All Angels” to kick off the Walk.  A designated “Kid Zone” featured bounce houses, balloon and face painters, a video game truck, and display F-16 and race cars.  The second annual Grand Club offered high fundraisers a loaded goody bag, personal masseuse, caricature drawings and special Autism Speaks cake.  The highlight of the day occurred when walkers were able to see their own faces on the Jumbo-tron upon entering Angel Stadium.

Special thanks go to mother and daughter Walk Chairs Diane Vitto and Lauren Christ-Vitto for the success this event. Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.



  1. i would like to know more about your walks, the costs and dates. thank you

    • Michelle,

      Let me know what walk you have interest in and I will forward you more information. As far as costs, none of our walks have a mandatory registration fee. We ask participants to raise money – no amount is too small. Thank you. Patty

    • Michelle, The next orange county walk will be in November on the 13th at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim. There is no mandatory fee to register or walk. You can get a group together and raise money as donations and come to the walk. It is Super fun! Hope to see you there! Los Angeles also has walk coming up soon. Hope that helps! ~Lins

      • I would to get details on the November walk when they become available.

      • Tonya, I fowarded your information to the OC Walk Manager. She should be contacting you shortly. Thanks!

  2. I would like to get information on your walks in orange county. My 4 year old was just diagnosed with ASD

    • Melissa,
      I just forwarded your information to our Walk Manager Emma. She should be reaching out to you shortly. Thanks, Patty
      p.s. You might also find information on that might be helpful to you.

  3. Thank you everyone that supported Team Jeffrey Slavin 2009 Walk Now for Autism Orange County.
    We raised over $1,100 dollars for Autism Speaks.

    It’s that time of year again. Join Team Jeffrey

  4. I would like to know more of how I can volunteer for your organization.

    • Contact us at to find out what kind of volunteer positions we have available. Thank you for your support! Patty

  5. I signed up a team for the orange county walk next November. My team is called Team Alvord. Myself and anothe friend sent in a donation. Now the link is gone and I cannot access my team page. Please help. 951-279-3891

    • Joyce, I will email the Orange County manager your information. She should be in touch with you shortly. Her name is Emma Petievich. Thank you for your support! Patty

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