Bridge the Distance | Virtual Campaign | May 8 - June 5, 2021
20th Annual Walk for Autism | Virtual Event | Saturday, June 5, 2021
ONE TEAM - ONE GOAL!
What is the virtual Walk for Autism? Our virtual event is simple. For 18 years, the Annual Walk for Autism has brought the community together, provided resources, and raised awareness. This event will be similar - but virtually!
A "Virtual Walk" is a real walk, but on your terms: you select the location, what time you start, and who walks next to you - 6' part! We encourage you to wear the 2021 Commemorative Walk t-shirt and share a photo on social media.
The 20th Annual Walk for Autism Virtual Walk on Saturday, June 5, 2021 - we want you to share a picture, story, or video of your family/supports with your Autism Society NWPA 20th Annual Commemorative t-shirt and share a photo on social media.
Show us how you created "your" walk in support of the 20th Annual Walk for Autism virtually. Post to Bridge the Distance | 20th Annual Walk for Autism Facebook page and/or tag "Autism Society - Northwestern Pennsylvania" and #AutismNWPA
Why is it important to participate? Our Annual Walk for Autism is the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania's largest event of the year. The Walk gives us the ability to provide supports throughout the year. Due to circumstances out of our control, we are devastated about not being able to hold this annual empowering, fun, family event. It’s even more devastating because we wanted to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Erie’s Annual Walk for Autism with YOU! We are asking our community to support us in making this virtual event a success so we can continue providing vital services to fill the need of our families.
Without the restructure of this major fundraiser - the organization's impact on families affected by ASD is compromised. By joining together virtually for the Walk for Autism, we can be stronger and united as a community to keep our focus on building and creating better services for individuals affected by ASD.
The Success! Imagine hundreds of photos, flooding Facebook from May 8 - June 4 with the finale June 5 raising awareness of autism, celebrating 20 years, and supporting Autism Society NWPA! This is our opportunity to show individuals, families, our community, and the world...we are not alone. #AloneTogetherforAutismNWPA
2021 Commemorative Walk T-shirts - Pre-registered walkers (deadline May 12), will receive our commemorative 2021 Walk T-shirt. Drive-thru pick-up will be offered Thursday, June 3, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and Friday, June 4, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Walk registrations will be accepted after the May 12th deadline but will not receive the 2021 commemorative Walk t-shirt. Walk Team Captain incentives will be available during the pick-up times.
Autism Society NWPA is launching a virtual campaign to help motivate our teams, community, and provide a platform for sharing. We are launching Bridge the Distance to keep us connected for the 20th Annual Walk for Autism | Virtual Event on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and celebrate 20 years!
Bridge the Distance | Virtual Campaign | May 8 - June 4
How to Get Involved?
Walk Registration Information
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 12, 2021
Adult Walkers (age 15 & up) | $20 per walker includes adult size commemorative Walk t-shirt (guaranteed by the pre-registration deadline May 12, 2021)
Tween Walkers (age 10-14) | $10 per walker include adults size commemorative Walk t-shirt (guaranteed by the pre-registration deadline May 12, 2021)
Youth Walkers (age 0-9) | FREE
Youth Size T-shirts (optional) | $8.00 per youth size commemorative Walk YOUTH t-shirt. Deadline May 12, 2021. *Anyone age 0-9 who would like an ADULT SIZE shirt needs to register as a TWEEN Walker.
PLEASE NOTE: 2021 Commemorative Walk t-shirt - pre-registered walkers (deadline May 12, 2021) will receive our commemorative 2021 Walk t-shirt during the distribution dates and times on June 3 and June 4. Or pre-registered Walkers that meet the May 12, 2021 deadline, may choose to pre-pay postage to have their shirts mailed. Shirts cannot be mailed in time for the virtual event on June 5th. Walk registrations will be accepted and encouraged after the May 12th deadline but will not receive a 2021 commemorative Walk t-shirt. We appreciate your understanding and support during these unprecedented times.
All donations for this Walk to Autism Society NWPA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations are non-refundable.
In consideration of my entry being accepted, I hereby for myself, the animal(s) to which I have custody and have brought to the Walk, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive any release of rights and claims for any damages I may have against the Autism Society NWPA and the sponsors of this event, named or unnamed, traveling to, participating in, and returning from this event. I hereby represent that the animal(s) to which I have custody and have brought to the Walk is in good health and have current rabies vaccinations. I expressly assume any and all risks associated with contact with participants at the Walk, injuries or damages sustained by, through and/or to other participating animals, the condition of Lake Erie Speedway, and it is understood and agreed that all such risks are appreciated by me. I grant permission to all foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other records of this event for any legitimate purpose.