Los AngelesSaturday, August 22, 2020
This year, we're getting creative and giving you several exciting options to determine how you want to come together as a community (in person or in spirit!), and celebrate how your commitment to raising vital funds for people with autism is making a real difference today and every day.
Option 1 — Hit the road with us to Walk on Wheels!
On Saturday, August 22, 2020, we will host the Autism Speaks LA Walk on Wheels — an organized interactive car parade and festival driven by kindness. Inspired by the car parades that have brought joy to so many during these times of social distancing, we are offering this option to convene our community, while safely spread apart, as we hit the road to celebrate together.
To meet local regulations and ensure the safety of all our constituents, assigned time slots will be available from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. To RSVP, car participants must first register below and then complete the RSVP Form to select arrival time here. Then log in to your Participant Center to print out the car pass and put it in your windshield for access to event.
Option 2 — Go virtual and bring Walk home!
If W-O-W (yup, that's what we're calling it!) doesn't work for you, there is just as much fun to be had when you participate from home. Walk 1.54 miles with your friends and family (for the 1 in 54 U.S. kids with autism) or get together with your team to celebrate locally while maintaining safe social distancing recommendations.
Option 3 — Show us how you Walk to the beat of your own drum. Get creative!
If there's one thing we know about our Walk community… it's that there's no shortage of ways you show how much you care about people with autism. So, get those creative wheels turning, and show us your amazing, inspiring and shareable ideas (neighborhood car parade of your own? community scavenger hunt? sidewalk chalk art installation? online Bingo?) to celebrate Walk a little differently this year. Who knows, maybe your idea will inspire other Walkers to do the same!
Whether you're on the spectrum, love someone who is or are looking to support a diverse, accepting and kind community you're invited. And no matter how you choose to join us, the way that works for you is the right way to participate.
Keep checking in so you don't miss a thing as we add new activities and details. Walk day is coming fast and we could not be more excited to see your smiling faces (from a safe distance!), your decorated cars, the signs in your yards how you'll get creative to raise awareness and create a kinder, more inclusive world.
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Due to current safety guidelines, all participants must remain in their cars with the windows rolled up at all times. You will be able to tune in to a dedicated radio station day of the event to hear interviews and your team name called out.
Autism Speaks Walks rely on volunteers to assist in many capacities through serving on a Walk committee. Committee volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: team and participant recruitment and fundraising mentors, corporate sponsorship outreach, Walk media outreach, school outreach and more. You can recruit your friends, family and coworkers to become a part of the Walk committee! For more information, contact Tamra Mariott at (323) 297-4737.
Team Village recognizes teams for Autism Speaks Walk who raise at least $5000 or more prior to Walk day. Due to current safety guidelines, we are unable to offer our usual Team Village experience. You will be provided with a car pass to the VIP registration area. You will also receive a VIP invitation and recognition at post-event Awards Reception. Other earned incentives will be mailed to your home address.
The Grand Club
What is the Grand Club?
The Grand Club recognizes fundraisers for Autism Speaks LA Walk who raise at least $1000 or more prior to or at Walk day.
Due to current safety guidelines, we are unable to offer our usual Grand Club experience. Instead, Grand Club members will receive:
- a car pass to VIP registration area
- Commemorative Grand Club Pin
- VIP invitation and recognition at post-event Awards Reception
- Name listed on Walk website
- Other earned incentives will be mailed to your home address
Due to current safety regulations, we will not be using community volunteers for the Walk on Wheels event. If you are interested in volunteering for other activities with Autism Speaks, please reach out to us at SouthernCA@autismspeaks.org.