General Hospital's Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford) is scheduled to make an appearance as a celebrity guest speaker during this year's Autism Speaks Walk event that will be taking place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, next month.
"It's a global event and such a worthy cause that means so much not just to me, but to millions," the actor tells Soap Opera Digest. "I'm honored to be on that stage speaking on that behalf. I had a cousin who had autism and I know a lot of people who are parenting children with autism and the battles, the love, the strength it takes as a parent. It's such an important cause and I'm pleased to be a part of it."
For more information on the event, which takes place on Friday, April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day), check out AutismSpeaksWalk.org.
"I encourage EVERYONE to participate in this inspiring day that empowers you to make a difference in our world," Turner tweeted earlier today.
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