Baltimore, MD, October 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Media Advisory
What: The National Capital Area chapter of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will hold the 10th Annual Baltimore Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising and awareness event for families and individuals affected by autism, along with their families, friends and other supporters. All event proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ work, both locally and nationally, to increase awareness about the growing autism health crisis, fund innovative autism research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in Baltimore and beyond.
The Walk Now for Autism Speaks will feature:
· A 5K walk around M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards
· Community Resource fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and information from our local service providers in the community
· Children’s activities sponsored by the Shafer Center
· Team Village for top teams sponsored by DHL
· And more!
Who: Thousands of people with autism, their families, friends and supporters
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:30AM Registration, Resource Fair, Children’s Activities, Entertainment begin
10:00AM Walk Starts
12:00PM Event Concludes
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Parking Lot C (1101 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD)
Background: Autism spectrum disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 68 children, including 1 in 42 boys, making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
The Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are the signature fundraising events for Autism Speaks, drawing hundreds of thousands of participants in over 90 cities across the U.S. and Canada to support autism research, awareness and advocacy. For more information about the Baltimore Walk Now for Autism Speaks, please visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/baltimore or contact email@example.com or (202) 955-3111