Media Contact: Jess Block, 909-706-8525 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA—Experience the power of thousands united by autism at the 10th anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Orange County Great Park, El Toro Field, 6990 Marine Way, Irvine, November 16, 2013.
Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism research and raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.
In 2012, Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks hosted 8,500 people and raised $255,000 for autism. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America’s largest grassroots autism walk.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10:30 a.m.
ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The 10th annual Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held November 16, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park, El Toro Field at 6990 Marine Way in Irvine, CA. Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning is the 10th anniversary presenting sponsor. The 2012 Orange County Autism Walk hosted 8,500 people and raised $255,000. www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/orangecounty
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. www.autismspeaks.org
ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.
For more information contact:
Jess Block, Autism Speaks Southern California Publicist, 909-706 8525 or JessBlockPR@gmail.com,
Pam Eisenberg, Senior Director of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks, 310-948-4426 or email@example.com,
Jennifer Jones, Manager of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks, 323-297-4757 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org,
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