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Nation's Largest Autism Walk Fundraiser April 26, 2014 at Rose Bowl Stadium; Traffic Delays Anticipated

Nation's Largest Autism Walk Fundraiser April 26, 2014 at Rose Bowl Stadium; Traffic D


PASADENA, Calif.—The motoring public can expect delays into and out of the Rose Bowl Stadium / Arroyo Seco area Saturday, April 26, 2014 due to the 12th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks walk fundraiser.  More than 50,000 people are expected to attend and participate in this year’s event—the largest autism walk fundraiser in North America. 

Public Information: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/losangeles 

The Arroyo Seco area will be managed as a “full bowl closure event” with road closures and barricades and restricted parking in the immediate area from about 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26.  Seco Street will be kept open during the event, but motorists can expect delays. 

Participants are urged to arrive as early as possible; bring plenty of patience; allow extra travel time; obey all temporary directional traffic message boards and parking signs; and follow instructions of all uniformed public safety officers.  The official news release from the autism organization that is producing the event follows below. 

The City wishes to remind all attendees & participants to: 

  • Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day’s event. 
  • Use plenty of sunscreen and wear a brimmed hat for shade. 
  • Use caution while driving vehicles or bicycles through the area. 

Remember, personnel from the Pasadena Police and Fire Department will be on scene to help protect you and respond to any emergencies.  

“If You See Something, Say Something!”

 For crimes in progress, suspicious activity or life-threatening situations, remember to always call 9-1-1 and/or notify the nearest uniformed officer at the event.  Be prepared to speak calmly, give your location and provide the basic details of the nature of your call. 

  For other non-emergency calls, contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. 

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena!  Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena.  Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. 

The City and the Rose Bowl Stadium staff wish all a successful event and thank the public for their cooperation. 

AS A REMINDER THE EVENT DAY HOTLINE for residents will be active! The number is (626) 397-4141. Please report any issues or concerns.  

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Media Contact- Annie Rivera – (714) 365-4170, AnnieRivera@feltenmedia.com, or Jess Block Nerren, (909) 705-8525-Jess@feltenmedia.com 

 PASADENA, CA— 50,000 community autism supporters are expected to unite for a single cause at the 12th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pasadena Rose Bowl presented by Vons, at the Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CAon Saturday, April 26, 2014 with registration beginning at 8 a.m., entertainment and stage programs at 9 a.m., and the Walk begins at 9a.m. with a rolling start every ten minutes through 11a.m. Flyer:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153751217620133&set=a.247941240132.293181.124631195132&type=1&theater 

Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. 

Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism research and raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the US, and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder. 

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America’s largest grassroots autism walk. Last year’s LA Autism Walk hosted 50,000 people, raised $2.2M, and was named the highest fundraising autism walk in the country for 2013. 

For tenth year at the Rose Bowl, ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor Phillip Palmer will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. 

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles is presented by Vons. “Vons proudly supports the efforts to raise awareness of autism in our community,” says Jenna Watkinson, Manager of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vons, “In addition to employing many individuals living with autism, as well as supporting the cause through employee awareness groups, we are honored to step forward as the presenting sponsor of Autism Speaks, Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles.” 

Public Information: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/losangeles 

losangeles@autismspeaks.org -310-948-4426 

 Media Information: 

Annie Rivera, LA Autism Walk Communications Committee - 714-365-4170 - AnnieRivera@feltenmedia.com
Jess Block Nerren, LA Autism Walk Communications Chair - 909-706-8525 - 

 ABOUT WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America’s largest grassroots autism walk. The 2013 LA Autism Walk hosted 50,000 people, raised $2.2M, and was the highest fundraising autism walk in the country. http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/losangeles 



 ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. www.autismspeaks.org 

 ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. 


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Posted: 4/23/2014 09:00:00 AM
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