Autism Speaks Walk Draws Many to Raise Funds & Awareness in #Guelph @Ward1Guelph

  
What a great day to hold this event! And it started with a bubble machine. Can’t get much better than that! Maybe I could borrow it for the beginning of some council meetings?!

Big shout out to Michelle Barrett – a great friend and mother of children with autism who poured her soul into today’s event! 

  
Many sponsors were involved and I thank them:

  

There were surprise guests who came prepared to liven up the event! From Minions to princesses and batman! 

  
 Thanks for making this event great for everyone!

 

From their website:

The Walk Now events are the single most important annual fundraising initiative for Autism Speaks Canada to support Scientific Research, Services, Advocacy, and Awareness. Taking place in more than 100 cities across North America, the Walks provide an incredible opportunity for the ASD community to come together, make connections, and feel the support of donors, sponsors, local media, community partners, and corporate sponsors.  

Nice to see support from Ward 1 councillor Dan Gibson and his family as well!

  
In 2014, Walk Now took place from Montreal to Vancouver and involved more than 11,000 walkers, volunteers, and organizations, who raised over $1.2 million.
  
Thanks to the vendors that came as well!

  
Many of the vendors were local too!

  
To those dealing with autism in one way or another, I’d like to thank you for stepping up and making today a great one! Not just for those in attendance but to, (as I said above), bring awareness to our city!

  

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