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Autism Walk Raises Awareness, Funds for Local Services

Event raises money for community's most urgent need while offering family


MINNESOTA, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --

What: Hundreds of families walking to create awareness and raise

funds for autism at the Fraser Walk for Autism sponsored by

GMAC ResCap on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Mall of America.

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the

U.S., affecting 1 in 150 children. It is the community's most

urgent need, one that an increasing number of Minnesota

families are facing.

Visuals: -- Teams of walkers

-- Children interacting with trained therapy animals including a

parrot and dogs

-- Sensory activities such as a ball pit and trampoline

-- Book signing with local authors of books pertaining to autism

-- Storytime with a picture book about autism

-- River Valley Dance Academy featuring adaptive performers

-- "Strollerstrides" leading an aerobic warm up for walkers and

parents with strollers

Who: -- Local families

-- Diane S. Cross, Fraser president and CEO

-- Sharon Sayles Belton, director, community relations, GMAC


Interviews: Fraser autism experts

Local families affected by autism

When: Saturday, April 12, 2008

7-8 a.m. Registration; 8-9 a.m. Walk; 9-9:30 a.m. Rally and


Where: Mall of America Rotunda, use east entrance level 1

More: Fraser is Minnesota's longest-running, largest provider of

autism services. Fraser programs are nationally recognized

for their high quality and innovative delivery models. Fraser

provides comprehensive services individualized to each

client. For more information, call 612-798-8343 or visit

GMAC ResCap (Residential Capital, LLC) is a leading real

estate finance company, focused primarily on the residential

real estate market in the United States, Canada, Europe,

Australia and Latin America. The company's diversified

affiliates and businesses include: GMAC-RFC, GMAC Mortgage,

LLC, Ditech, GMAC Bank, GMAC Real Estate, GMAC Global

Relocation Services and Homecomings Financial, LLC. GMAC

ResCap ( is an indirect wholly

owned subsidiary of GMAC Financial Services.


Contact: Kari Dahlstrom, 612-798-8340

or Mary Trierweiler, 612-798-8349 or

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