Posted by: Autism Speaks | September 30, 2010

2010 Terre Haute Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Geoffrey from Toys'R'Us was on hand to officially start the Walk as he cut through our starting banner.

On Saturday, September 25, a record-setting 2,500 people came together at the Vigo County Fairgrounds for the 3rd Annual Terre Haute Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Together, the 98 teams and individual walkers raised almost $55,000 for Autism Speaks, funding work in research, family services, advocacy and awareness.  Without each of our supporters, this would not have been possible, and for that, we thank you. 

Our 2010 Walk Co-Chairs, Carol Crawn and Amy Walker, pumped up the crowd of 2,500 walkers.

The dedicated volunteers of the Terre Haute Walk Committee are at the core of the successful accomplishments of the Terre Haute Walk.  We would like to thank our Walk Co-Chairs Carol Crawn and Amy Walker, as well as the many members of the committee who were willing to step into very important roles, attend monthly planning meetings, run around town to pick up essentials, ‘Talk the Walk’ to the community, and really made our Walk possible!

A huge thank you to our sponsors and media partners: Bridges of Indiana, Arc of Vigo County, N.E.W., Union Hospital Pediatric Therapy, Bemis Co., Elanco Clinton Laboratories, Sam’s Do It Best Hardware, Caboodle Cupcakes, 100.7 Mix FM and WTHI.

We were so proud to include in our Walk day festivities not only over 10 area autism service professionals in our resource fair, but also our top five teams: Bridges of Indiana, Jackson Hamilton, Coleman’s Cronies, A-Team, and Walgreens – Terre Haute.  And while the list is still growing from those joining on Walk day, we salute our 10 current Grand Club members that had already joined by Walk Day.

The 3rd Annual Terre Haute Walk Now for Autism Speaks experienced a beautiful day in the mid-70s and jam-packed with fun and excitement for the entire family!  Entertainment and Opening Ceremonies included the musical styling of 100.7 MixFM, City Mayor Duke Bennett reading the proclamation officially making the day ‘Autism Awareness Day’ in Terre Haute, a special cheer from over 30 local cheerleaders, face painting and bounce houses for kids of all ages, special moments with Geoffrey the Giraffe, a special rendition of ‘The Climb’ sung by Leslie Howell, a 9 year old living with ASD, and a great pre-walk warm up, including some new zumba moves for the crowd to try out.

We have candid photos in from Walk day, as well as more news and updates about the Terre Haute Walk on our Facebook page  at  (click “Like” to become a fan)



  1. Great Walk this year!

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