Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
The Autism Society of North Carolina raised more than $285,000 on Saturday, Oct. 12, as more than 3,500 people participated in the 15th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism in downtown Raleigh.
Proceeds from the event will stay in North Carolina, providing support and promoting opportunities for the over 60,000 people in the state affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism succeeded with the help of major sponsors FOX 50 and Me TV, and the top participant team, Pediatric Possibilities, which raised more than $10,000. The Autism Society of North Carolina’s goal is to raise $300,000 to help families affected by autism, and donations are still being accepted at http://www.trianglerunwalkforautism.com.
The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism included a competitive 5K race, a noncompetitive 5K, a recreational 1-mile run/walk, and a kids’ dash. The event also featured a family-friendly festival, refreshments supplied by local sponsors, and vendor space where dozens of businesses, service providers, local support resources, and sponsors were showcased.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Recent studies estimate that up to 1 of every 70 children born in North Carolina will be affected by ASD.
- For over forty years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC works to directly improve the lives of individuals affected by autism, by providing advocacy, education, and services.
- Additional information is available by calling 1-800-442-2762 or by visiting http://www.autismsociety-nc.org.