Toledo Walk

Toledo

November 8th, 2020
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Autism Speaks Walk is powered by the love of people with autism and the parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and providers who support them.

With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

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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. Learn More

Option 1 – Go virtual and bring Walk home!

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 2 – 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 and how you'll get creative to raise awareness and create a kinder, more inclusive world.

 

Event Details

 

Date

November 8th, 2020

Location

Remote- Walk where you are!

Schedule

10:00 AM- Virtual Walk Opening Ceremonies

Contact

Leslie Bloom, Manager - Field Development

Toledo GOAL

$68,000.00
$20,845.15 RAISED
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and fundraise so that other families who have loved ones on the spectrum will have the courage to seek early diagnosis and to ensure their loved one a bright future that is filled with abundant progress. Janet, Georgia

More About the Toledo Walk

  • A Guide to Walk Day & Quiet Zone

    Sometimes the environment at an Autism Speaks Walk can become overwhelming for people with sensory sensitivities. All of our Walks allow access to a quiet space that can be used as a safe outlet if you or your loved one living with autism becomes overwhelmed. We recommend finding the quiet area of your Walk when you arrive and share its location with your team for ease of access later on in the day should it be needed.

    Find more details about the walk on the Walk News and Updates page.

  • Committee

    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! We are working on building our Toledo committee! If you are interested in finding out more, please email Leslie.Bloom@autismspeaks.org.

  • Team Village

    Team Village will look very different this year but we want to make sure we acknowledge our top fundraising teams because we appreciate the hard work that it takes to fundraise, especially during these uncertain times when your support means the most.

    If a team raises $2,000 or more by October 9th...

    ...and the team is coming to the event:

    • The team captain will receive a Top Fundraising Team Yard Sign to display in their yard
    • They will help lead the parade during their time
    • Get a team specific social media post sharing their story and accomplishments
    • Acknowledgement during the Walk on Wheels event mission moment
    • and a premade Team sign to use for your car decorating.

     

    ...and the team is joining us from home:

    • The team captain will receive a Top Fundraising Team Yard Sign to display in their yard
    • Get a team specific social media post sharing their story and accomplishments and how they will be joining us from home for WOW
    • Acknowledgement during the Walk on Wheels event mission moment
    • and a premade Team sign to use while participating from home

     

    If a team raises $2,000 or more by November 4th...

    ...and the team is coming to the event:

    • They will help lead the parade during their time
    • Get a team specific social media post sharing their story and accomplishments
    • Acknowledgement during the Walk on Wheels event mission moment
    • and a premade Team sign to use for your car decorating. (After October 30th, this item will not be available.)

     

    ...and the team is joining us from home:

    • Get a team specific social media post sharing their story and accomplishments and how they will be joining us from home for WOW
    • Acknowledgement during the Walk on Wheels event mission moment
    • and a premade Team sign to use while participating from home
  • The Grand Club

    What is the Grand Club?

    The Grand Club recognizes fundraisers for Autism Speaks Walk who raise at least $1,000 or more prior to or at Walk day.

    Grand Club members receive special benefits that may include:

    • A Grand Club Member Lawn sign (Must hit $1,000 before Sept 18th to get before WOW day)
    • Names listed on Walk website
    • Commemorative Grand Club Pin (see above!)
    • Special recognition during Walk on Wheels and invite to Awards Reception (virtual or in person- TBD)
    • 1 Walk commemorative t-shirt

    Add your name to the list today!

    View the Grand Club

    Contact Leslie Bloom for fundraising help and ideas.
    leslie.bloom@autismspeaks.org
    (216) 704-8697 (call or text)

  • Volunteer

    The success of Autism Speaks Walk depends on the dedication and support of its volunteers. Volunteers assist in many capacities - checking in participants, providing encouragement at water stops and cleaning up after the event which in turn reduces event costs and drives more funds directly to the mission. You can recruit friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team!

    **We are currently looking for volunteers to help with setting up the evening before the walk and clean up volunteers! Please email Leslie.Bloom@autismspeaks.org if you are interested in finding out more and signing up. **

    Volunteer as a Team

    Recruit your friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team. We'll do our best to assign you to the same area so you can spend the day together. Please remind each member of your team to register online so that we know how many people to plan for. Include your team name in the available field and we will know you are together.

    Volunteer as an Individual

    Make new friends as you play an integral role in making your city's Autism Speaks Walk event a success.

    You can also volunteer before the Walk. Select this option toward the bottom of the form. We will put you in touch with the Event Chairperson so they can help you get more involved.

    Volunteer Now


Sponsors

Autism Speaks Inc.

In consideration for the opportunity to participate or volunteer my time or services in the Autism Speaks' Walk event (the "Event"), I, the below named Participant, agree to the following Participant Release and COVID-19 Attestation and Waiver of Liability (the "Release and Waiver of Liability") for myself and for my child (ren) who participate and/or attend with me:

Section 1. Participant Release

  1. I hereby waive and release, for myself, my child, my heirs, executors and administrators, any and all rights, claims, liabilities and causes of action whatsoever I or my child may have against Autism Speaks Inc., its affiliates and Event operators, property owners, and sponsors and each of their respective parents, officers, directors, employees and agents (the "Event Parties") relating to or arising from my or my child's participation in the Event, including but not limited to personal injury.
  2. I recognize the Event has inherent risk of injury and I hereby assume that risk on behalf of me and my child. If I or my child causes injury to any person or damage to any property while participating in the event, I hereby indemnify and hold harmless the Event Parties from and against any and all claims, suits, actions, losses, damages and expenses related to or arising from such injury or damage. It is further agreed that this waiver, release, and assumption of risk is to be binding on my heirs and assigns.
  3. I agree to indemnify and to hold harmless the Event Parties free and harmless from any loss, liability, damage, cost or expense which they may incur as the result of my death or any injury or property damage that I may sustain while participating in said activity, or travel to the event at the venue or such other location as is selected.
  4. THE PARTICIPANT further expressly agrees that the foregoing release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of New Jersey and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
  5. THE PARTICIPANT HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNED THE 'SIGNATURE PAGE' THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, and further agrees that no oral representation, statement or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement has been made.
  6. I hereby give my consent to Autism Speaks Inc. and its affiliates to use my and my child's name and photographs, video and film ("Photos") of me and/or my child taken before, during or after the Event, in advertising and promotional materials to Autism Speaks, including but not limited to the Internet without compensation. I agree that no advertising or other material need be submitted to me or my child for approval. I agree that all photos of me and/or my child used by Autism Speaks Inc. and its affiliates are owned by Autism Speaks Inc. and they may copyright material containing the same. I hereby release, discharge, and agree to save harmless the Event Parties from any liability, including, without limitation, any claims for libel or invasion of publicity/private, by virtue of any use of my or my child's name and/or photos, including any alteration of such photos, whether intentional or otherwise. I have read and understand this Release and Waiver and declare all the information is truthful and accurate.

Section 2. COVID-19 ATTESTATION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

I, the below named Participant, acknowledge that the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 is understood to be extremely contagious and is spread through person-to-person contact. Those infected may spread the disease without showing symptoms, and infection it can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. While Autism Speaks has put in place preventative measures consistent with local regulations and CDC guidance to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, I acknowledge that Autism Speaks Inc. cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 and understand that I risk becoming exposed to and/or infected by the disease as a result of my participation in the Event, through the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself or Autism Speaks, its directors, associates, employees or agents including, but not limited to, Event Volunteers, workers or planners.

By signing this Release and Waiver of Liability, I attest that:

I understand that should any of the above change I shall notify Autism Speaks immediately and will not be permitted to participate in the Event.

I agree to not hold Autism Speaks Inc., its volunteers, members, officers, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively the "Event Parties") liable for any exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 caused by misrepresentation of the above attestation by other Event Parties, volunteers, or other participants.

Following the pronouncements above I hereby declare the following:

I am fully and personally responsible for my own health and actions while and during my participation in the Event and I recognize that I may be in any case be at risk for contracting Coronavirus/Covid-19.

I release and agree to hold the Event Parties harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for any damage or loss, bodily injury, illness, medical treatment, or death, that may be caused by any act, or failure to act by Autism Speaks Inc. or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with the Event, including exposure or harm due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

I agree that this Release and Wavier of Liability shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, and that if any of the provisions hereof are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Release and Wavier of Liability as a whole.

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