[The Brazil Times nameplate] Mostly Cloudy ~ 63°F  
High: 71°F ~ Low: 49°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Terre Haute to host Autism benefit walk

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, recently announced the Terre Haute annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place Sept. 15, at the Vigo County Fairgrounds.

The state of Indiana only has three locations for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.

Last year's event attracted 2,800 walkers and raised more than $60,000 for autism research, awareness, advocacy and family services. This year, the goals have been set high with every expectation of surpassing them.

Organizations or individuals interested in getting involved in the 2012 walk should contact Debbie Beard at daybee123@yahoo.com. Organizations interested in volunteering should contact Tiffany Smith at tsmith@agelt-solutions.com and organizations which would like to be a part of the Resource Fair should contact Cyrstal Haskett at chaskett@casyonline.org.

For more information about being a sponsor for the walk or to register a team, log on to www.walknowforautisum.org/terrehaute.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fundraising event which creates a safe and fun day for families who are affected with autism. The day includes a two-three mile walk and Community Resource Fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations and creative child-friendly activities.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: