Jersey Mike's Subs graciously provided over $40,000 in media placement, cash, and food donations in support of Autism Speaks' 6th Annual Carolinas Walk Now for Autism.
With the help of Jersey Mike's Subs, additional walk sponsors, walkers, area service providers, and the community, the 6th Annual Carolinas Walk Now for Autism raised over $450,000 for autism research and family services!
Jersey Mike's Subs is a strong supporter of our community. Autism Speaks is proud to have their support for the Carolinas Walk Now for Autism!
Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Autism Spectrum Disorders are diagnosed in one in 150 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The diagnosis of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners and served as vice chairman, General Electric, and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal for more than twenty years. Wright also serves on the board of directors of thePolo Ralph Lauren Corporation, RAND Corporation and Mission Product, LLC. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.