SAN DIEGO WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS
OCTOBER 6, 2012: 8am-1pm
SAVE THE DATE
Media Contact: Jess Block, 909-706-8525 or email@example.com
SAN DIEGO, CA- Experience the power of thousands
united by autism at the 8th annual San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks
at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, on Saturday,
October 6, 2012.
The 2011 San Diego autism walk hosted 2,500 people and raised $128,500.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America's largest grassroots autism
Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and
photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. Registration
begins at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk
kicks off at 10 a.m.
Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism
spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism
research and raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism,
the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, and the need for
increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.
ABOUT WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The 8th annual San
Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2012 event will take place October 6,
2012 at Liberty Station of Point Loma Ingram Plaza at 2640 Historic
Decatur Road. The 2011 walk hosted 2,500 people and raised $128,500.
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation's
largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness
of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes,
prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of
individuals with autism and their families. www.autismspeaks.org
ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American
children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that
affects a person's ability to communicate and develop social
relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.
For more information contact:
Jess Block, Autism Speaks Publicist, at 909-706-8525 or JessBlockPR@gmail.com, Brian Han, San Diego Walk Director, 323-297-4771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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