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Staten Island
Walk Now for Autism Speaks

September 28, 2014, 9:00AM
The College of Staten Island

The sun shined bright for our families today during the 3rd Annual Staten Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks. An energetic crowd of 3,000 Staten Islanders walked to support Autism Speaks and our research, awareness, family services and advocacy initiatives. The morning featured an incredible line-up of local Staten Island musicians, clowns, face painters and even a stilt walker! Attendees got the chance to enjoy some yummy snacks and kids got to jump their hearts out in bounce houses.

On the route, walkers passed fountains that the College of Staten Island dyed blue- a beautiful demonstration of support for Autism Speaks. We were so lucky to have such beautiful weather while celebrating all individuals and families affected by autism.

Thank you Staten Island for such a fun and spirited day. See you next year for year 4!

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. Ė we need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.

Today 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) is diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Behind each of these numbers is a person living with autism, a future that we can change with your help! Start fundraising today. Whether you strive to join our new "Grand Club" (walkers that raise $1,000 or more) or sell lemonade to boost your total or create your own unique event, you become a part of the solution! Donít wait another minute - start a corporate, school or family team today!

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