LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 5:25 pm More Cool Stuff 35 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 40,000 community autism supporters united for a single cause at the 11th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The event raised more than $1.8M for autism.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.Notable walk attendees included:– Holly Robinson Peete: actress, co-author of My Brother Charlie and Autism Speaks National Board Member– Phillip Palmer: ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor– Gabriella Teissier, Teresa Quevedo: Univision 34 Los Angeles news anchors, both have children on the autism spectrum– Tisha Campbell-Martin: actress, well known for playing “Gina” in the show Martin– Charlene Tilton: actress, well known for playing “Lucy” in Dallas– Kurt Yaeger: actor, currently plays “Greg the Peg” on Sons of Anarchy– Shawn Stockman: singer, well known as a member of Boyz II Men– Jamie Brewer: actress, well known for playing “Addie” on American Horror Story– Dee Walace Stone: actress, well known for playing “Mary,” Elliot’s mother, in E.T.– Erin Murphy: actress, well known for playing “Tabitha” in Bewitched– David Zimmerman: actor, credits include playing cousin “Dom Focker” in Meet the Fockers– Brian Gutierrez: State of California Councilmember, on the autism spectrumFor a tenth year, Palmer served as the Master of Ceremonies.Registration began at 8 a.m. and entertainment and stage programs began at 9 a.m. Walk starts began at 9 a.m. and continued on a rolling basis every ten minutes through 11 a.m.For more information on the LA Autism Walk, go to http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1037427.Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks was presented by Vons. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Make a comment Community Newslast_img read more

Ellsworth breaks three swim team relay records

first_imgBAR HARBOR — Ellsworth High School swimmers broke three team relay records in Friday’s meet at Mount Desert Island.The Ellsworth boys beat MDI 107-76, and the MDI girls topped Ellsworth 112-68.Ellsworth swimmers set new team bests in the following events:Girls’ 200-yard medley relay: Leah Stevens, Sidney Hamilton, Jessica Cohen and Ellie Clarke in 2:03.13 (previous record of 2:03.83 set in 2012).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoys’ 200-yard medley relay: Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Richie Matthews and Camden Holmes in 1:39.96 (previous record of 1:41.65 set earlier this season in December).Boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay: Talor Hamilton, Austin Baron, Camden Holmes and Cooper Holmes in 1:29.54 (previous record of 1:32.72 set in 2015).“All the swimmers continue to drop times,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said. “Four swimmers made state qualifying times in new events.”Those swimmers included Leah Stevens in the 100-yard freestyle, Katie Hammer in the 200-yard freestyle, Katie Brenner-Simpson in the 100-yard breaststroke and Becket Markosian in the 200-yard freestyle.The team now has 20 swimmers who have qualified for the state championship with 102 qualifying times combined.Goodman also noted the achievements of two other Ellsworth swimmers: Kaitlyn Britt dropped her 500-yard freestyle time by almost 16 seconds to 7:11.21, and Zach McGraw, “a very new swimmer,” dropped his 100-yard freestyle time by almost 11 seconds to 1:19.64.Along with the boys’ 200-yard medley and freestyle relays, Ellsworth won the following events:Boys’ 200-yard freestyle: Talor Hamilton in 1:46.05.Boys’ 50-yard freestyle: Camden Holmes in 23.29.Girls’ 100-yard butterfly: Jessica Cohen in 1:07.65.Boys’ 100-yard butterfly: Talor Hamilton in 52.11.Boys’ 100-yard freestyle: Cooper Holmes in 49.97.Boys’ 500-yard freestyle: Sam Alvarado in 5:01.09.Boys’ 100-yard backstroke: Cooper Holmes in 56.91.Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke: Sidney Hamilton in 1:20.05.Boys’ 100-yard breaststroke: Hayden Sattler in 1:05.96.last_img read more