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Events in Arizona and San Diego Attract 12,000 Walkers
Two Walk Now for Autism events took place out west this past weekend, with 12,000 participants raising nearly $680,000. Read more and view photos and video from the Arizona and San Diego Walks.
“Team Autism Speaks” Raises Over $160,000 at NYC Marathon
Fifty-three runners from 14 states, Switzerland and Australia competed in the ING NYC Marathon 2008 as part of “Team Autism Speaks,” raising over $160,000 for Autism Speaks. Donations are still being accepted and can be made here.
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Autism Speaks Appoints Program Director for its Autism Tissue Program
Daniel Lightfoot, Ph.D., joined Autism Speaks this month to manage the activities of the Autism Tissue Program (ATP) – a parent-led brain tissue donation program dedicated to autism research. Read more about the ATP and its new program director here.
“Days of Our Lives” Fan Event Promotes Autism Awareness
NBC’s daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” hosted a fan appreciation day, where fans could meet, get autographs from, and take pictures with their favorite stars, including those who are featured in an ongoing storyline about the parents of a child with autism. Autism Speaks also sponsored an informational table and aired its public service announcements. Read more.
Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments Now Available
The Autism Speaks snowflake ornament is both the perfect complement to your holiday decor and the ideal gift for friends and family. This stunning ornament, dated 2008, reverses to stamped silver and arrives gift-boxed with the Autism Speaks mission on an insert card. Also available for gift-giving is the blown glass ornament in the shape of the Autism Speaks puzzle piece.
In Their Own Words: Why We Run
Our latest “In Their Own Words” submissions were written by four members of “Team Autism Speaks,” recounting their experiences with the NYC Marathon and telling why they run to promote autism awareness and fundraising. Read more.
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