Thursday, October 26, 2006

Comedy Central Raises $2 Million for Autism Programs; Boston Walk Adds $950,000

Two quick updates on recent fund-raising events described here.

"The Night of Too Many Stars," the Comedy Central benefit televised Oct. 16 raised $2 million for Autism Speaks, and autism education and support programs. See video highlights from the show hosted by Jon Stewart here. (If you have time for just one video clip, check out Steve Carell.) New York Magazine attended the show and has a fun writeup here.

The Greater Boston Walk for Autism Research on Oct. 15, recapped here, raised $950,000 thanks to 11,000 participants and corporate sponsors, according to the organizers at Autism Speaks. Of course, the Boston event is one of many such walks around the country. About 20,000 participants in the New York City edition last weekend raised more than $1.5 million.

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