PRINCETON, NJ - Spotswood High School's DECA chapter will be lacing up the sneakers for the Sunday, October 14 Autism Speaks Walk. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at Educational Testing Services in Princeton. Spotswood DECA will be walking as a team and is inviting students, parents and Helmetta, Spotswood and Milltown community members to join. The one to three mile walk is family-friendly and strollers are welcome. However, only service animals can participate.

To join the Spotswood DECA team, participants can visit the DECA page to register. A flat registration fee is not requested. Participants can donate any amount they like to join the October 14 walk. Spotswood DECA has set their team goal at $1,000, which is the amount the organization would like to raise for Autism Speaks. Currently, SHS DECA has $50 in donations.

Participants can also register individually on the day of the event. Same-day registration begins at 9 a.m. People can also donate to a Spotswood DECA team member without participating in the fall walk. Both donations and registrations to join the Spotswood DECA team can be done online.

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DECA is a co-curricular program that prepares students for college as well as professional careers by combining classroom instruction with real-life interactions involving the community and area businesses as well as competitive events.

Last fall, Spotswood DECA raised more than $5,000 at the Embrace Kids Foundation Walk, which helps children fighting cancer and other chronic illnesses along with their families in surrounding communities.

Educational Testing Services is located on 660 Rosedal Road in Princeton. For additional information on the October 14 Autism Speaks Walk visit the walk's webpage.