Altantic City, NJ (PressExposure) July 29, 2014 -- On Sunday, October 5, 2014, motorcyclists from the Tri-State area will unite at The Pier Lot at the Camden Waterfront in Camden, New Jersey for a 60-mile police escorted ride to the House of Blues at the Harrah's Casino & Resort in Atlantic City for the 9th Annual Ride For Autism Speaks. Motorcyclists will gear up to raise awareness for the local chapter of Autism Speaks. All proceeds and contributions raised will fund the research for autism. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at The Pier Lot and kickstands come up at 12 p.m.
Upon reaching Atlantic City around 2 p.m., participants will enjoy an after-party at Harrah's Casino & Resort, including food, live entertainment, and a cash bar. Anyone can partake as a rider, passenger, or after party guest to help change the future for everyone affected by autism. The fee is $35 per person, and all participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and raffle ticket towards the raffle auction at the after-party.
Help make an impact on our mission by donating to this great cause. Every single dollar collected will truly make a difference. For more information about this ride, or to pre-register please visit http://www.rideforautismspeaks.org/philadelphia.
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders - autism spectrum disorders - caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum - a 1000 percent increase in the past 40 years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed over $180 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org.