This past weekend was our VERY first weekend of the summer out in the Pittsburgh community. My crew for the summer, Team Smiley, and I were very busy bees! Our biggest event of the weekend was the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on Saturday, June 1. My Cookie Cruiser was parked right outside Stage AE on the North Shore along with many other vendors and tents.
Team Smiley and I gave all of the children (and many adults) the opportunity to decorate their own MiniSmiley Cookie! That’s something you can only do with the Cookie Cruiser Crew. It was a great success and stood for a great cause.
The Walk Now for Autism Speaks event is held in Pittsburgh annually to raise awareness of the “Autism Speaks” organization. There were about 12,000 people in attendance that helped raise about $700,000 for the cause.
One of my favorite memories from this day will always be the dance off. Other celebrity characters, along with my cookie self, got to show off our dance moves in front of thousands of eyes and had so much fun. The Cupid Shuffle is one of my personal favorites! And at one point, I was the last cookie dancing; but I had a blast! This was a great event to be a part of and I’m glad I could share smiles with everyone there. I’m already looking forward to next year!