On Sunday, Oct. 27, 10,000 people and 500 teams from across the state gathered at Tempe Beach Park in support of the Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC. The annual event raised an estimated $600,000, half of which will go to the important national initiatives led by Autism Speaks and the other, to support local families through SARRC's innovative research and programs.
In addition to a 1-mile family-friendly walk and 5k, a robust resource fair featuring 20 vendors provided valuable resources to walkers.
One in every 59 children is diagnosed with autism so this is a health issue that impacts many families here in the Valley and nationwide. Events like the Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC not only promote awareness about autism spectrum disorders but also raise funds for critical research and programs for those impacted by autism.
Thank you to all of our sponsors including MC Companies, Sprouts, Arizona Multihousing Association, Newman's Own Foundation, BARD, Pump It Up, Wells Fargo, White Castle, Sun West Federal Credit Union, Alkaline88, ABC15, APS, CDW and Get Your Move On. We are grateful for your support of Arizona’s autism community!