Posted by: Autism Speaks | April 13, 2010

2010 Cumberland Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Teams gather for the opening ceremonies and prepare to loop the track.

On a beautiful April day in Cumberland, Maryland over 800 walkers participated in the 8th annual Cumberland Tri-State Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.  $40,000 was raised for Autism Speaks from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia residents on Saturday, April 10 at Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland.   

Walkers enjoyed many refreshments including an appearance by the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck!  Music Express filled the day with music and media sponsors Go 106 FM and WFRB kept the crowd going strong with announcements and live feed from the Walk.  The Scare Crow from the Wizard of Oz and our good friend Geoffrey were on hand to entertain our guests young and old.

Walk Chairperson, Marcy Hardinger and her daughter Hannah enjoy a bounce.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors, volunteers, walkers, team captains and committee members who work so hard to make this event such a tremendous success year after year.  A very heartfelt thank you to Walk Chairperson, Marcy Hardinger and her husband Steve, their children, Bethany, Jan and Hannah and her extended friends and family for their dedication and commitment to the mission of Autism Speaks.  Marcy started the inaugural Cumberland Walk in April 2003 and has continued as the Chairperson of the event ever since.  Over the years, Marcy and her committee have raised over $450,000 for Autism Speaks!  A tremendous job by a tremendous group of individuals!

To learn more about the Walk, go to the Cumberland Facebook Page.

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