Navigation Links
2008 Georgia Walk for Autism Supporters Gather in Atlanta for Kick-Off Dinner
Date:2/13/2008

ATLANTA, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about one in 150 American children is affected by autism. In Georgia, these statistics are one in 131. Autism is a developmental disability that is rising in prevalence with alarming speed. It is estimated that more than 10,000 children in the state of Georgia are affected by autism, a disorder of unknown origin that has no known cure. The Marcus Institute and Autism Speaks are joining forces to raise awareness of autism by hosting the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. at Atlantic Station. To kick off the event, leaders of corporate walk teams from throughout Georgia, honored guest speakers and more than 500 autism awareness supporters will gather for a kick-off dinner on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. National philanthropists including Bernie & Billi Marcus, Mark Roithmayer of Autism Speaks, and Donna Lowry of WXIA-TV will speak to increase the passion and momentum for the 20,000 expected walkers dedicated raising more than to raise awareness and enthusiasm for the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism. For more information on attending the kick-off dinner or how to participate in the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism, please visit http://www.walknowforautism.org/georgia.

About the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism

The 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism, set for April 12, 2008 in Atlantic Station, will benefit two organizations -- Autism Speaks and The Marcus Institute -- together dedicated to increasing awareness of the growing autism epidemic. Autism is a developmental disability that is rising in prevalence with alarming speed. It is estimated that 10,000 children in the state of Georgia are affected by autism, a disorder of unknown origin that has no known cure. The Walk for Autism is one of some 80 Walks held internationally, but the only one benefiting both research (Autism Speaks) and treatment (The Marcus Institute).

Each and every Walk for Autism participant, whether a co-chair, a committee member, a team captain, a walker or a donor, plays a critical role by championing the cause to advance and accelerate autism education, advocacy, awareness and research. For more information on participating in the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism, please visit http://www.walknowforautism.org/georgia.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Autism Speaks
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. CEO Addresses Georgia Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans
2. New Options for Medicare Beneficiaries in Georgia
3. Georgia Cancer Specialists to Sponsor Sixth Annual Totes 2 Tots Suitcase Drive for Foster Children
4. AMERIGROUP Community Care of Georgia Wins New Health Plan Accreditation from NCQA
5. BB&T Insurance Services to acquire Georgia agency
6. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Poster Presentations Highlighting Observed Clinical Activity of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) to be Presented at the Upcoming American Society of Hematology Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
7. Kaiser Permanente Opens 15th Medical Facility in Georgia
8. Lung Cancer Alliance-Georgia Issues Second Annual State-Specific Report Card on Lung Cancer
9. NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires Northmeadow Medical Center in Roswell, Georgia
10. Georgians with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lost in an Inadequate System
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Associates Pledge $1.34 Million To Community Organizations in 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Michael ... new website for its Center for Biosimilars, announced Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. ... in the field of biosimilars through thought leader interaction in, live video and ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), now in its fourteenth year, when we ... crime of stalking, a very real danger to many in our community. We also ... other crimes. , “Stalking: know it. Name it. Stop it.”—so reads the theme for this ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Today, to help those who are ... uplifting interview with medical expert and prolific author, Dr. Bernie Siegel. ... times, Dr. Bernie Siegel energizes listeners to live life with intrigue, magic and ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... 21st century approach to infusing high speed technology into the fabric of an ... to the advancement of healthcare and wellness in a yet-to-be-named, health focused campus. ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... SightMD – will lecture to primary eye care practitioners on the latest breakthroughs ... the upcoming 13th Semi-Annual Continuing Education Symposium, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017 In China ... which is where the Upgrade of China,s ... the 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development of ... 13th Five-Year Plan), and the state council of ... Five-Year" national strategic emerging industry development plan, identifying medical devices ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Ximbio, a non-profit online one-stop-shop for ... opened its first North American headquarters in Kendall Square, ... ... following its launch in October 2014 as a business unit ... arm of the foundation Cancer Research UK. Ximbio.com ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... National Regulatory Authority Chinese Food and Drug Administration ... Flanders Institute Food and Drug Administration ... Gavi Alliance Glaxo Smith Klein GlaxoWellcome ... Japan Immune Targeting Systems ... University of oxford Johnson & Johnson Krka Pharmaceuticals ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: