PRLog - Sep. 3, 2008 - ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS, MO—August 26, 2008 -- Bellevue Pharmacy announces its official sponsorship of the St. Louis Walk Now for Autism on October 11, 2008 in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO. In 2007, the walk attracted 16,000 participants and raised over $900,000. The goal for 2008 is to reach $1,000,000 in donations.
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“We are excited to participate in this event for the first time. We know our fundraising efforts will make a real impact to those affected by autism—from the parents to their children,” says Erin Harrington, Marketing Manager for Bellevue Pharmacy. “We especially want to help raise awareness in the community to help improve their lives.”
In addition to the corporate sponsorship, Bellevue Pharmacy has organized a team of walkers, Bellevue Road Runners, with a fundraising goal of $5,000. Visit the team’s webpage at http://www.walknowforautism.org/
About Walk Now for Autism
Walk Now for Autism is a safe and fun day for families who are affected with autism. The day includes a 1.5 mile walk and Community Resource Fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations and creative child-friendly activities, a true “one-stop-
The Walk Now for Autism events are the signature fundraising events for Autism Speaks, raising more than $26 million last year along to support autism research. This year, over 70 Walk Now events will take place across the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. The St. Louis Walk Now for Autism is a family fun day filled with live music, bounce houses, Clydesdales and much, much more. Go to the local walk website for more information at www.walknowforautism.org/
Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relations, 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.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism, and to advocating for the needs of affected families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman, General Electric, and served as chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years. Autism Speaks has merged with both the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN), bringing together the nation’s three leading autism advocacy organizations. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.
About Bellevue Pharmacy
Bellevue Pharmacy, centrally located in St. Louis, MO, is an established national compounding service for patients and medical providers throughout the United States. Bellevue Pharmacy is dedicated to providing quality specialty compounded prescriptions and alternative health products through its full service retail and mail order pharmacy. Our compounding lab is compliant with USP 795 (non-sterile)
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Customer service at Bellevue Pharmacy is unmatched in the industry. We care about the individual needs of customers and strive to be the leader among compounding pharmacies for quality, customer service, and cutting edge knowledge and technology.