NCC supports Autism Speaks Walk Event on November 3, 2012 in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – NCC represented in phenomenal style at the Walk Now For Autism Speaks event on Saturday, November 3rd! NCC came out 63 people strong (39 Walkers, 13 Booth Volunteers, and 11 of our AMAZING individuals from the Gallatin and Aspen houses!). NCC Volunteers treated walkers to Hot Cider (donated by Rinker Orchards: http://www.rinkerorchards.com/cider.html), Hot Cocoa (Donated by Target Corporation: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/), and delicious Cheesecake samples (Donated by Capital City Cheesecake: http://www.capitalcitycheesecakes.com/).

NCC’s walk team members made individual donations toward the cause, as well as great efforts to reach out to their own families, friends and communities to help NCC raise a grand total of $7,900.84!

While we thank everyone for their unparalleled support, we wish to recognize the following with a special thank you:

Stephanie & Jason Graham! – Not only was Stephanie NCC’s fearless Team Captain, but she and her husband Jason somehow managed to do the 2.5 mile Walk AND work the NCC Booth at the same time!

Kate Jordan Downs! – Kate & her 2-year old son Knox did an amazing job of raising the most money for the cause. Together, they raised a total of $375.84!

Special mention also goes to Katie Wilson (for raising $150.00) and Candace Cross (for raising $140.00).

Brad Cheng! – Brad was our unofficial photographer extraordinaire! They came out great, and because of you, we’ll have many more photos to share with NCC!

Jamal & Jared Malone! – Jamal and his son Jared were one of the first to arrive! They came through to show their support and to lend a much needed hand.

Scott Filer! – Scott was responsible for the Foundation donation that the NCC Walking Team received, and he made a significant personal donation as well. Thanks, Scott!

Visit the NCC Walk Page: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/dc/nationalchildrenscenter

NCC is one of the region’s largest providers of services for developmental disabilities. They offer an array of services to children on through to their adult years, providing educational development and life skills that can lead to empowerment, employment and independent living.

National Children’s Center, Inc. (NCC) was founded in 1957 with the mission of providing a lifetime of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.