Join Bango and the Bucks to help fund Autism Research

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need.

Sign up and gather with the autism community of Wisconsin at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Downtown Milwaukee on April 5, 2014 for a community awareness day, which is sure to be a blast for your child or adult with autism!

Join us on our three indoor walk routes around the BMO Harris Bradley Center or on the outdoor walk route option around Milwaukee’s downtown RiverWalk District! Visit 50+ businesses that support the autism community in our Sponsor Area, Resource Fair and our Adult Loft! Meet other Wisconsin families living with autism and enjoy Sam’s Club Fun Zone and the Milwaukee Bucks Center Court Entertainment!

To stay up-to-date with Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks, friend us on Facebook and text WNFAS to 84483 to receive event updates the day before and day of Milwaukee’s event!

Whether you are new or a veteran, please contact 312-515-1452 or milwaukee@autismspeaks.org with questions! We look forward to seeing you and your family on April 5th, 2014!

 

Event Details:

Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. Milwaukee, WI 53203
*Please enter via the Kohl’s Gate, on the corner of Highland Avenue and 6th Street

When: April 5, 2014

Cost: Free, but commemorative Walk Now for Autism Speaks T-Shirts are given to all individuals who raise $150+!

Walk Route: Inside around the second floor concourse. There will also be a quiet route option on the fourth floor.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Milwaukee Schedule
9:00 a.m. Registration and Resource Fair Opens

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Enjoy our Bouncy House, Inflatable Slide, Face Painter, Balloon Animals Maker, Juggler, Adult Game Area, Bucks Center Court Entertainment and 40+ Business Resource Fair!

11:00-11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies- Gather in the Center Court Bowl with your team for opening ceremonies where we will recognize our teams, their 2013 successes and our amazing community partners!

11:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. Walk the second, third or fourth floor with your families, friends or business and enjoy the fun activities and Resource Fair throughout the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Walk Now for Autism Speaks ends at 1pm.

12:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies – Gather in the Center Court Bowl to hear the 2014 Total of funds raised at Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the 2014 T-shirt winner and the 2014 Passport Winner! Please note Walk Now for Autism Speaks ends at 1 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Autism Speaks Night with the Milwaukee Bucks- Join us for the Bucks game after Walk Now for Autism Speaks! The Milwaukee Bucks will be hosting the Toronto Raptors and we hope that you can join us for this game as a celebration of a great day at the 2014 Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks! You will be able to purchase your discounted ticket for the game here soon!

*Wagons are strongly discouraged as escalators, stairs and elevators are the main modes of transportation at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. There will be a quiet room and quiet walk route for your loved one who might experience a sensory overload.

Hotel Opportunities - Knickerbocker on the Lake will offer a $20.00 discount on any room type for guests reserving a room for the walk. With the discount Standard Rooms will be $99.00 plus tax. The vast majority of our rooms will have one king or one queen size bed. Rollaways are available free of charge. To receive this discount, please call the main desk and mention Autism Speaks.

Route Map-  New this year, event participants can choose from 1 of 4 routes to take advantage of. As always, the 2nd and 3rd floor Whole Foods Market Walk Routes will be available for indoor walking, as well as the 4th floor Sensory Friendly Route for individuals who are looking for a more quiet experience. For individuals who are looking for a more spacious, scenic route, an Outdoor Walk Route option is available this year! CLICK HERE to view our two page event map.


Event Social Story and Communication Board - Click HERE to view a Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks Social Story and Communication Board to assist your loved one with autism, in having the best possible experience at our event!

FAQ – Click HERE for those questions that people often have around Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Call 312-515-1452 for further support and questions.

Parking- Walk Now for Autism Speaks parking will be available in the surface lot near the Kohl’s Gate Entrance. There is also street parking available or a convenient, paid parking structure next to the Kohl’s Gate Entrance.

2014 Commemorative Walk Day T-shirts - All walkers turning in $150 or more by Walk Day will receive a 2014 commemorative Walk T-shirt at the Walk. Many families create and wear Walk T-shirts with their team name on it, but this Commemorative Walk T-shirt is a nice memento. T-shirt image soon to come! New this year, Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks is hosting a Team T-shirt Contest! Click HERE to review the contest details.

Puzzle Piece Campaign
Looking for a way to help fundraise for your team? Look no further! Why not have a local business sell die cut puzzle pieces for $1 a piece and post them up on their wall to display. It's an easy way to show support. Click here to order.

Materials Order Form
Brochures and Posters will be available in February. All other items are available now. Download the form HERE to order materials.

Fundraising Ideas
Looking for some inspiration to motivate your team? We've got you covered from A to Z. Click HERE to download.

Matching Gift Information
Did you know that matching gifts are an untapped resource to help raise money for your team? Chances are your company does matching - you just have to do a bit of research to find out how. Click HERE to start! 

Walk Day Volunteer Opportunities
Walk Day volunteers ensure that the event is safe, organized and fun for our guests. Volunteers will also receive coffee and bagels provided by Brueggers at check-in, along with a commemorative volunteer button and abundant thanks from our guests. To volunteer, please click here.