Archived | Autism Speaks: Walk Day Details!! | Circa October 14, 2010

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Central Valley Walk Day

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Modesto Junior College West Campus
9:00am Registration begins; Walk starts at 10:30am

Hello Genevieve,

Walk Day is this Saturday!  We thank you for all of your efforts and support and are greatly looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

This guide contains all the information you will need to get ready for the 3rd Annual Central Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  If, after reading this guide, you have questions, please call our walk office at (415)686-2772 or email us at and we will help you as soon as possible!

If you have not yet registered for the Walk, please do so today at and save time at registration. You may use your username and password from last year if you walked in 2009.Team Totals

Total amount raised to date: $47,000
Number of Teams Registered: 147
Number of Walkers Registered: 850

Congratulations to  Team Kaizen for holding the top spot!  Team Kaizen has raised over $4490 to date!  Great job  
Walk Day Logistics 
Event Schedule:
9:00amRegistration Begins; Children’s Activities & Community Resource Fair Opens10:30amOpening Ceremonies & Walk Start12:30pmCommunity Resource Fair closes

Registration: When you arrive at the Walk, please visit the Registration tent to turn in donations. If you have raised $150 or more, you will receive a ticket to pick up your Walk Now for Autism Speaks t-shirt at the t-shirt booth (while supplies last). If you are a Grand Club member, you will receive your Grand Club goodie bag and commemorative pin at Registration as well.If you are turning in donations on Walk Day, please complete a donation form to turn in with each donation. Donation forms are available on your personal webpage. If you are able to do so, please fill out your donation forms ahead of time to expedite the registration process.

Resource Fair: Visit the Resource Fair to speak with service providers and nonprofit organizations servicing the autism community in Central Valley! Don’t miss the Autism Speaks and Autism Votes informational booth, where you can sign important legislative petitions and get relevant materials about Autism Speaks!

Official Walk Now for Autism Speaks T-shirts:

Official Walk Now for Autism Speaks t-shirts will be distributed on Walk-Day to each registered individual walker who raises $150 or more!

To reduce costs, ensuring that more dollars are directed to the mission of Autism Speaks, t-shirts will be available on walk day only and not mailed to participants who are unable to attend the event.  Autism Speaks will do its best to ensure that those participants who are receiving shirts will receive a shirt in the size of their choice.  However, when this is not possible, another size may be substituted.

Entertainment: Enjoy music, a play area, children’s activities provided by our Resource Fair vendors, face painting, Geoffrey the Giraffe from Toys “R” Us and other costumed characters!

Location & Parking: Modesto Junior College – West Campus is located at 2101 Blue Gum Ave Modesto, CA 95358. Free parking is available throughout the campus.

The Kendall School Friends and Family team fundraiser at McDonalds’s after the Walk

Join us after the Walk at McDonalds’s on Carpenter at Kansas in Modesto for lunch and McDonalds will donate 25% of your bill to Autism Speaks!  Stay tuned to find out more!

Answers to Commonly Asked QuestionsQ: Does everyone have to register?

A: Everyone over the age of 2 should register for the Walk. To save yourself time on walk day, please register online.

Q: How long is the Walk Course?

A: The route is approximately 1 mile long around the campus, with an early cut off for those who need it.

Q: Can I bring my pet to the Walk?

A: Sorry, but pets are not allowed. Many affected children have a fear of animals and even the sweetest pet could negatively affect another participant. Please be sensitive to this issue and leave your pets at home. Only service dogs are permitted at the walk.

Q: Is there a fee to walk, and can I bring friends and family to the walk?

A: There is no fee to attend the walk. The Walk raises money to support autism research, family services, advocacy and awareness. Any donation you can give, no matter how small, makes a huge impact. As a walker, you are encouraged to ask your friends and family to sponsor your walk efforts. Walkers who raise $150 or more before the walk, either online or through donations mailed before the walk or brought to the walk, will earn a Walk t-shirt on Walk Day (while supplies last). Family and friends are welcome to join the walk!

Q: With the Walk happening this Saturday, should I mail my donation to the office or bring them on Walk Day?

A: Since the Walk is a few days away, we ask that you bring all donations with you to the Walk. All donations turned in on Walk Day will show credited to your fundraising website within 10 business days.

Q: Can I turn in donations after the Walk?

A: Absolutely! Donations may be mailed to our Walk office year-round. Donations received by December 31st will count toward your 2010 team/individual walker totals. To mail donations, please complete a donation form and mail to:

Autism Speaks
Attn: Central Valley Walk
5455 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 2250
Los Angeles, CA 90036 

THANK YOU for all your hard work!  It is truly because of your support and dedication that we will be even closer to finding the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism.  We look forward to celebrating our success with you on Saturday!

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns! 


Central Valley – Autism Speaks
(707) 778-3840

  In This Issue:

Walk Day Details including
   Resource Fair Information
   Location and Parking
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

In the last few days before the Walk, we invite you to take part in our “$20 More Campaign”.  There are over 850 registered participants for Saturday’s Walk.  If everyone raised just $20 more, that would mean another $17,000 to support autism research, family services, advocacy and awareness!Tips and ToolsWalk Website Tour


Build and Edit Your PageFundraising E-mails

More TipsRegister for the Walk Today!

 Get Involved in your Local Community.

For more information on Autism Speaks, please visit

Mailing Address:
Autism Speaks
5455 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 2250
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact Name: Northern California
Telephone Number: (707) 778-3840

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