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RISE UP Families

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Raised $7,520.20
Walk Goal $3,000



Help us reach our goal!

In addition to coming together in person to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, each Walk will retain the fun, remote-participation options introduced last year. Your safety is our priority — and no matter how you choose to participate, your support will be recognized and celebrated. Our community is stronger together, and we can't wait to celebrate one another and the amazing impact we are making together for people with autism and their families. Whether near or far, let's rally together on Walk day!

Northern New Jersey Walk

Meadowlands Racetrack



Kristen Apen

Northern New Jersey Walk

RISE UP Families

We are Team Rise Up Families—parents to seven amazing boys: Matteo, Luca, Jack F., Jack C., Escher, James, and Porter. Over the past year, we, along with other special needs families, have gotten to know each other and discovered the power of community when it comes to supporting our kids and ensuring their needs are being met. 

For this year's 2022 Autism Speaks Walk, we are calling on our friends and family to support us in leveraging our voices and resources on behalf of the 75M people globally living with Autism.  Join us as we work to raise funds on behalf of Autism Speaks and the Autism community. The funds raised ensure families like ours have a voice amongst legislators, access to information and resources, and that research, medical discovery, and local services are being supported through Autism Speaks.

Together, we can accomplish amazing things for individuals living with autism. Set your individual goal at $150 and you’ll be eligible for a Walk Tee Shirt – which, by the way, was purchased from a business that employs people with autism.

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Our Team Goal $3,000.00
amount raised $7,520.20
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Event Details

Northern New Jersey Walk

date Location schedule contact
Meadowlands Racetrack 9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens~10:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies~10:45 a.m. - Walk start~11:00 a.m. - Post-walk activities Kristen Apen 609-228-7324

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