Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Autism Speaks celebrated their 15th annual walk event Oct. 31. Although the 2020 event was transitioned to a virtual format, nearly 600 walkers and 130 teams celebrated the annual walk.
Participants live-streamed a 15-minute virtual opening ceremonies program and were encouraged to walk 1.54 miles in their own neighborhoods. The suggested mileage refers to the one in 54 children diagnosed with autism in the U.S.
Teams raised $250,000 that will support the autism research initiatives and programs at both SARRC and Autism Speaks. Greg Bernosky chaired the event. ABC15’s Chelsey Davis served as the emcee.
PHOTOS COURTESY SOUTHWEST AUTISM RESEARCH & RESOURCE CENTER AND AUTISM SPEAKS