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Over 1,000 Expected to Join Together for the 2009 New Hampshire Walk Now for Autism at Greeley Park in Nashua


Autism Speaks’ New Hampshire Walk Now for Autism is a unique fundraising event which creates a safe and fun day for families who are affected with autism. The day includes a 1.5 mile walk, food and festivities and Community Resource fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and creative child-friendly activities.

Nashua, NH, October 01, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Over 1,000 Expected to Join Together for the 2009 New Hampshire Walk Now for Autism at Greeley Park Raising Over $200,000

- Increasing Awareness and Raising Funds to Support Research into the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder -

What: Autism Speaks’ New Hampshire Walk Now for Autism is a unique fundraising event which creates a safe and fun day for families who are affected with autism. The day includes a 1.5 mile walk, food and festivities and Community Resource fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and creative child-friendly activities.

Who: Geoffrey and over a thousand people with autism, their families, friends and supporters.

When: October 4, 2009
Check-In/Registration 9:30 am
10:45 am open ceremonies
11:00 am walk begins

Where: Greeley Park, 105 Concord Street Nashua, NH

Over a thousand walkers – including individuals with autism, their families and friends -- will join together to raise much-needed funds for critical scientific research and to increase awareness about autism that now affects 1 in every 150 children at the New Hampshire Walk Now for Autism. All proceeds from the event benefit Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism advocacy organization. The 2009 New Hampshire walk is expected to raise over $200,000 and nationwide raise $32 million.

Toys “R” Us and Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund proudly serve as the national sponsor of Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism program.

Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Another child is diagnosed every 20 minutes.

From: Melody Gaeta - 781-461-8808 or mgaeta@autismspeaks.org

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Autism Speaks - New England Chapter
Melody Gaeta
781-461-8808
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www.walknowforautism.org/nh

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