OREFIELD, April 13, 2010 – Nearly 100 KidsPeace employees, families, clients and friends will make up the “KidsPeace Kares Team” in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event this Saturday in Allentown’s Lehigh Parkway. 

KidsPeace has participated with a team since the walk was launched in the Lehigh Valley three years ago.  Individuals are securing pledges to walk in the event and the team raised more than $300 toward the cause during a recent hoagie sale.

KidsPeace provides community autism services in the Lehigh Valley and also conducts “Sarah Smiles,” a summer day camp for Lehigh Valley children with autism.

“Our employees are very excited about participating,” said Paige Keeter, Program Manager, Autism Community Services for KidsPeace, and team director.  “ Walking with some of our clients and their families will make our efforts especially meaningful.” Keeter added that this year’s team will also be joined by several on-air personalities from WLEV 100.7 FM.

To support the KidsPeace effort, visit www.walknowforautism.org and locate the “KidsPeace Kares Team” button.