Why I Walk for Autism Speaks
16 years ago Tracey came home and announced, "I want to do a walk on Griffin's birthday to raise money for autism research..." I said, "That's nice, hon", and then she finished her thought, "... and so I booked Dodger Stadium". You'd think I would have known when Tracey decides to do something, she goes all in. In that first Walk Now event, (which has expanded nationally to become the Autism Speaks Walk), we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and family who donated, walked and just generally supported us as we began our journey as part of the autism community. Griffin will turn 22 in June and we couldn't be more proud of the young man he has become. Many things have changed--he's now over 6 feet tall, he lstens to The Who and Stevie Wonder, (in addition to the Wiggles and Sesame Street), and today we are heading out to his first official day of work at his (2nd) favorite place in the world, Amoeba Records in Hollywood. There are still many more things we don't know about autism, (and about what the coming 16+ years will bring), as Griffin leaves the relative prdictability of his school life and enters the "real world". What we do know is that with the continued support of our friends and family, Griffin will have every opportunity to become the best version of himself. Please consider supporting our walk team this year, and thanks again from us all.
I earned my Walk Tee Shirt!
Striving to become Grand Club member
I raised $1,000 and became a Grand Club Member!
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|4/27/2019||Rose Bowl||8:30am - Registration Opens ~- Resource Fair Opens ~9:30am - Opening Ceremony ~10:00am - 5K Walk Begins, ~Short Route is Available ~11:00am - Finish Line Celebration ~1:00pm - Event Ends||Tamra Mariott 323-297-4737 LAWalk@autismspeaks.org|
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