WHAT: The Miami-Dade County division of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will hold the 2014 Miami Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising and awareness event for families and individuals affected by autism. All event proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ work, both locally and nationally.
WHO: This is Autism Speaks’ 14th Annual Walk for Autism and has the support of the entire community with over 20,000 participants, politicians, and Celebrities, VIP’s and media outlets. Confirmed Celebrity attendance, Sandra Peebles(Univision),Orlando Leon(TV/Radio Personality), Andrea Linares (MundoFox), Ismael Cala (CNN En Español), Mariana Rodriguez (Telemundo), Roxanne Vargas (NBC6), Jose Luis Napoles (Univision), Dra.Maritza Fuentes (Univision), Stephanie Severino (Univision), Jeannette Lehr(Actress), Alex Pomales(Actress),Damaris Aguilar(Actress/Model),Liannet Borrego(Actress), Ana Maria Canseco(TV personality),Adriana Catano(Actress),Ileana Garcia(TV/Radio personality), Arlena Amaro(Univision 23), Sofia LaChapelle(Telemundo),Rashel Diaz(TV Personality), Lucy Grau (Cantante), Laura Ayala (Cantante), Alex Hernandez(Actor), Danilo Carrera(Actor),Gustavo Leone (Actor), Simone Cavalletti (Celebrity Trainer), Viajero (Cantante),Vivian Gonzalez (Caso Cerrado),Oscar Petit (Gordo y Flaca), among many others.
WHEN: Sunday, April 6th, 2014 8:00 am Registration and Resource Fair; 10:00 am Walk starts
WHERE: JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87 Avenue, Doral, FL
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.
For the seventh consecutive year, Toys“R”Us® and Babies“R”Us® proudly serve as the national sponsors of Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Toys“R”Us is also the largest corporate partner of Autism Speaks. Since the partnership began in 2007, Toys“R”Us has helped Autism Speaks receive more than $16 million through in-store and online fundraising campaigns, donations from both the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund and Toys“R”Us, Inc. and the efforts of employees who volunteer to raise additional funds at Walk Now for Autism Speaks events across the country.