Donna Lowry of WXIA-TV recently accepted the role of honorary chairperson for the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Atlantic Station.
“Autism is affecting more children now than ever before, and we must all do what we can to help fight this epidemic," said Lowry. "To be involved in something that I know has a remarkable impact on the lives of children and their families is a privilege and a pleasure."
Lowry, who has contributed significantly to autism awareness in our community through her news coverage, accepted the role of honorary chair on behalf of more than 10,000 children in the state of Georgia affected by autism.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Lowry joined corporate breakfast and kick-off meeting host Robert C. O’Leary, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cox Enterprises, and shared her passion for the cause.
The 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism hopes to raise more than $2 million for autism research and treatment and gather more than 20,000 walkers together in support of the cause. The Georgia Walk for Autism is one of eighty walks held internationally, but the only one benefiting both research (Autism Speaks) and treatment (The Marcus Institute).
For additional information on participating in the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism, please contact Catie Currey, regional director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-451-0570.
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 www.walknowforautism.org/georgia.
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