More than 8,000 people are expected to participate in the “Autism Speaks” charity walk this Sunday, December 4 at Angel Stadium, being held to raise funds to support vital research, programs, and services that are changing the future for those who living on the autism spectrum.
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. In attendance will be families, local grant recipients, service providers and autism advocates. ABC7’s Orange County Bureau Chief Eileen Frere will host the opening ceremony, while KWAVE 107.9’s Mark Shafferwill kick off and close festivities.
Sunday, December 4 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Registration begins at 9:00 am
- Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 am
- Walk begins at 10:15 am
- Event concludes at 12:00 pm
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Walkers can register online at autismspeakswalk.org/
Autism Speaks Walk Orange County will feature a 3.1 mile walk, kid-friendly activities, live performances and a Resource Fair with community vendors and autism service providers.
This year’s walk aims to raise more than $275,000. Last year’s walk raised more than $275,000.
“Autism is becoming a growing epidemic and is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.,” said Suzette Martinez, Executive Director of Autism Speaks Southern California. “We’re very proud of the Orange County community, who continues to come together every year to help raise funds for vital programs and services for those living with autism.”