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:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cardiac arrhythmia is ... impact on long-term patient survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the ... in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information that will ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its ... manufactured in Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more ... trusted by government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Retinal Degeneration” for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Long Island Chapter on June 4, ... the public. , Dr. Maisel, founder of Retina Group of New York ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest possible audience, Dr. Parsa ... not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, is making ... , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos we started last month ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership of Life Science Logistics ... organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s quality control system ... and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , BSI Group America, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today ... test for wounds and infections. This test ensures ... and select viruses. The test requires only a ... David G. Bostwick , MD, ... to facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 Niederländische ... gebracht, die es Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit ... MDLinking kombiniert Live Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und ... kommunizieren. Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, Asien und den ... für die Plattform registriert. Information und ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ARANZ Medical  Ltd ... healthcare sector, has been named the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company ... Dr Bruce Davey , CEO of ARANZ ...  It,s really good to be recognised for the work we ... are used in 35 countries around the world from Sub-Saharan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: