Autism Speaks Canada Walk Brings the Autism Community Together
(9 days ago)
TORONTO: Autism Speaks Canada Walk, presented by Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us, announced that Waterloo's 7th annual walk will take place this Sunday, June 3 at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.
Autism Speaks Canada Walk is part of the world's largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, children, siblings, friends, relatives, and support providers for the special people in their lives living with autism, the funds raised help fuel innovative research and capacity building in Waterloo and across Canada.
The Autism Speaks Canada Walk has raised over $12 million since it began, of which over $700,000 has been raised in Waterloo. "Thanks to the tremendous community support and the work of our volunteers, our Autism Speaks Canada Walks continue to bring the community together in celebration and support and I couldn't be more inspired by their impact," said Jill Farber, executive director, Autism Speaks Canada.
It's not too late to register, fundraise and volunteer at www.ascwalk.ca. All participants who raise $150 or more will receive the official t-shirt. Those who reach the $1,000 level, will become part of the GRAND CLUB and receive additional incentives.
"We are also grateful for the dedication of Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us. Their exemplary support of our Autism Speaks Canada Walk program as presenting sponsor and commitment to raising autism awareness and the creation of the Sensory Friendly Shopping experiences illustrate their passion and support. They are an example of a true partner and we couldn't be luckier to work with them," said Jill.
Thank you to Equitable Life, Waterloo's local presenting sponsor and media sponsors: 91.5 The Beat, Dave FM, Corus Entertainment and The Record, our local snack sponsors Gibson's No Frills and Piller's Fine Foods and our national sponsors Cineplex, Kernels, Glutino and Pure Source, who all add to the event's success.