Last Saturday's 2012 Baltimore, MD "Walk Now for Autism Speaks" was a glorious event! Me waking up at 5:00 a.m. to get to Baltimore by 8:30 a.m. was a miracle within itself! lol Registration & opening ceremonies began at 8:30, and the walk immediately followed at 10:00. Although my team - "Moms Against Autism" consisted of just my girlfriend & myself, we had so much fun! An estimated 6,000 walkers joined together at M&T Bank Stadium to walk for research, awareness, and compassion! Volunteers and research vendors from all over showed up very early Saturday morning to prepare for the festivities.
There was live entertainment, featuring special guests Lisa and Mikel from Milkshake, more than 30 area vendors offering kid-friendly activities, trick or treat candy (available at each booth), and a Halloween costume contest! My girlfriend I decided this was going to be a "Ladies Day Out" from the beginning, and YES! we reverted back into childhood. Seriously, we enjoyed collecting goodies from each booth! They had the good candy! The kind you sneak out of your kids Halloween bags when they're not looking. No, Sweet Tarts here! We also, collected a lot of great info for my girlfriend to use in finding services for her 16 year old son who is also autistic.
A very sincere thank you to everyone who supported us in this event by donating or sharing it with your friends and family! Together we raised a total of $280.00. Just $20.00 shy of reaching my goal, but a blessing still to say the least. Please take the time to enjoy my videos & pics down below. Until next time, peace & blessings♥