Autism walk in Purchase to draw thousands for research, awareness
June 10, 2007
Thousands of walkers - including individuals with autism, their families and friends - are gathering this morning to raise money for autism research and to increase awareness.
The 6th annual Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now for Autism began at 9:30am at Manhattanville College in Purchase.
All proceeds from the event benefit Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism advocacy organization.
According to organizers, last year's Westchester/Fairfield walk event drew more than 9,000 walkers and raised nearly $1 million.