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Friday, July 2, 2010

2010 Pittsburgh Walk Now for Autism Speaks

On Saturday, June 26, Team Smiley attended the 2010 Pittsburgh Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Held at the Mellon Arena for the first time ever, participants walked through the streets of Pittsburgh around the arena. The event kicked off at 10:00 am, with over 12,000 attendees sporting personalized t-shirts that showed off the individual they were supporting. Team Smiley had an unforgettable time at this family-friendly event!

At Team Smiley’s Eat’n Park booth, participants had the opportunity to decorate their own cookie or enjoy a free Smiley cookie before the walk started. We met hundreds of amazing families and children, as they shared with us wonderful stories about who they were there to support. Smiley himself made an appearance, welcoming the participants and posing for pictures with smiling guests. With over $450,000 raised, we felt privileged to be a part of Walk Now for Autism Speaks. It was a fun, memorable event for the whole team. Thank you and congratulations to all of those who participated! You truly make a difference!

Team Smiley

A young walker shows off the Smiley Cookie he decorated!
Smiley makes some new friends

1 comment:

Cristal Elder said...

The first picture is Zachariah Elder proudly displaying his Smiley cookie at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks. His mother, Cristal Elder, is a baker at ENP #31 in Butler. We formed the team "A Tale Of Two Brothers" to support Bryce and Zachariah Elder who both have been diagnosed with autism since June 2005.