WALK NOW San Diego and Orange County walks

July 20, 2010


A special note of THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED in this past weekends Cure Autism Now (CAN) and TACA walk and family event this weekend! TEAM TACA and associated teams who registered off SHOP TACA raised over $40,000!! In fact the top fundraisers were TACA members!  The numbers will be revised upwards as I know many of you are still receiving donations! THIS IS AMAZING AND THANK YOU!!

Here is a re-cap of the GREAT EVENT :

On November 12, 2005 over 1200 participants came together at Hidden Valley in Irvine, CA to walk in the second annual WALK NOW Orange County! It was truly a special day for the autism community and Cure Autism Now in Orange County raising over $178,000 to fund Cure Autism Now’s mission to find the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Thank you for helping Cure Autism Now continue to take significant steps into solving some of the challenges surrounding autism.

Cure Autism Now (CAN) and Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) joined up together to help Southern California families today with support and finding answers for our kids through research tomorrow.

CAN understands that autism affects thousands of families in Southern California and wishes to support them today via the assistance of TACA. These events will help provide much need funds to two great organizations providing support for the families affected by autism and for finding the cure through research.

The funds raised from TEAM TACA (50% of the Team TACA and associated team participations) helps families with the “here and now” issues that affected families with autism.

As you head into the final quarter of 2005, keep fundraising for WALK NOW Orange County to reach and surpass your fundraising goal! Donations are accepted until January 29, 2006 to help you reach your goal and collect each incentive along the way! Thank you for your hard work and raising over $178,000 for WALK NOW. Keep it up! Proceeds from WALK NOW support Cure Autism Now’s mission to find the causes, effective treatments, prevention and a cure for autism. The money you raise will enable us to fund biomedical research and innovative treatments.

Raise $500:
Receive a WALK NOW baseball cap.

Raise $1,000:
Receive a WALK NOW license plate frame and the item listed above.

Raise $2,500:
Receive a WALK NOW umbrella and the items listed above.

Raise $5,000:
Receive a WALK NOW fleece jacket and the items listed above.

Raise $10,000:
Receive a personal MP3 player and the items listed above.

We invite you to join the Cure Autism Now Orange County chapter. Chapter membership is free and allows you access to timely information on the latest autism research; national awareness and advocacy issues; local activities, services and volunteer opportunities; as well as a connection with a network of others affected by or interested in autism in your area. If you are not already a member of the chapter’s online group, please visit the Cure Autism Now Orange County chapter web page today! Simply log on to www.cureautismnow.org , select chapters and follow the directions. We look forward to having you join our efforts as we continue to increase the pace and progress of autism research.

And of course – please let me know how TACA can help you as well!!

AND MOST of the TEAM TACA walkers picked up their special incentive prizes at the TACA booth the day of the walk. If you did not receive your thank you for participating prize – please let me know!

Finally – please attend the TACA Costa Mesa December 10th School district roundtable meeting. At this meeting we will be recognizing the top 20 walkers for their hard work for these important organizations!!


Many thanks again for the day, the support and wonderful efforts!
Lisa A Jeff's mom