Walk the Walk for Autism

April 5, 2011 9:39:15 AM PDT
A group of high school students are organizing the 2011 Walk the Walk for Autism Sunday at Hinsdale Central High School.

Student members of Character Counts! hope to raise more than $100, 000 for the Charlie's Gift organization that provides services to autistic Children. And this year students, have enlisted the help of Danielle Campbell, a fellow student and rising Hollywood star who is in a new Disney movie.

(Release) HINSDALE--Hinsdale Central High school's Character Counts! Student Life host the 2011 Walk the Walk for Autism, with help from The Hinsdale Community House. Now in its fourth year, The Walk for Autism has helped raise over $100,000 to the Charlie's Gift organization. Charlie's Gift is an organization that provides services to autistic children. This year's walk is on Sunday, April 10th at 8am. The walk starts at Hinsdale Central High School, 55th South Grant St, Hinsdale, Il.. It's a 3-mile walk that brings you through the town and back to the high school. Last year more than 700 people participated. This year the goal is to raise $75,000 with over 1,000 people attending. The walk is a great opportunity to get the community together and involved. For more information visit, www.charliesgift.org

About Character Counts! CHARACTER COUNTS! is the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth. At Hinsdale High School, the students are the ones organizing, and running the events. Students find sponsors, make decisions on design, entertainment, organization and publicity.

BIOGRAPHY: Danielle Campbell

DANIELLE CAMPBELL is one of Hollywood's newest stars on the scene. Campbell stars in the upcoming Disney feature film "PROM" directed by Joe Nussbaum. Danielle plays "Simone" the prettiest Sophomore in school who struggles with where she belongs and who she is.

In her first leading television movie role, Danielle Campbell starred opposite Sterling Knight as "Jessica Olson," a down to earth Midwestern girl who inadvertently falls for a celebrity pop star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "StarStruck."

Campbell, a native of Chicago, Illinois, discovered her passion for acting at the age of ten, when she appeared in various national commercials and got her first big break as a guest star on "Prison Break" appearing in seven episodes.

Campbell resides in Chicago with her parents John and Georganne, her younger brother Johnny and her dogs Coda, Brody and Duke. In her spare time she enjoys working with various charities involving children and animals, singing, dancing, baking, horseback riding and snowboarding.