Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, the 11th anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks replenishes vital funds for research as well as raises awareness about the increasing prevalence and the need for increased funding to combat this complex disorder.
More than 9,000 anticipated participants will enjoy three live stages, a Jumbotron displaying walkers’ locations throughout the course, and over 75 resource-fair booths offering kid-friendly crafts as well as helpful information for parents coping with autism. The 2014 “Branching Out” theme is highlighted by a large “autism family tree” featuring pictures and stories.
In 2013, Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks hosted 9,000 people and raised $258,386 for autism research. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America’s largest grassroots autism walk.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests.
Angels Stadium, 2000 East Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806
Sunday, Dec. 7, 6 a.m. – noon
Registration begins at 6 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 7 a.m.