Autism Nova Scotia – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FATHER WALKS FROM PEGGIES COVE TO HALIFAX COMMONS FOR AUTISM AWARENESS EVENT

HALIFAX, June 15, 2012 – Mark Smith, parent of a child with autism, is waking up 2:00 AM on Saturday, June 16th walking 43 kilometers to the Walk the Walk for Autism event at the North Commons in Halifax. Mark, a strong supporter of the autism community, will be proudly carrying a 6 foot, bright yellow Walk the Walk flag spreading awareness of the event and its purpose.

“I do this for myself, my son and for awareness,” Mark says. “My son is non-verbal and cannot express himself but I think he would want to do this, so I am.”

The third annual province-wide Walk the Walk for Autism begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 16th at the North Commons. On Saturday, join us along with families and friends of the autism community for a morning of family fun, food and a little exercise. Autism Nova Scotia will use all of the money raised for much-needed support programs in the HRM area, including an Autism Summer Camp.

“This is our favorite event here at Autism Nova Scotia,” says Cynthia Carroll, Executive Director of Autism Nova Scotia. Seeing 600 friends and family of the autism community all walking together in a sea of blue, is an amazing site to see.”

Registration begins at 9:00am, followed by the Walk at 10:50am and closing with a BBQ and family entertainment between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

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For more information, please contact:

Zac Quinlan, Media Relations
Autism Nova Scotia
T: (902) 446-4995 ext. 30
F: (902) 446-4997
jrawding@autismns.ca

or visit:

www.autismnovascotia.ca
www.WalktheWalkforAutism.ca