Families Share Stories Ahead of Greensboro Run/walk for Autism

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Hundreds of Triad residents will run or walk in the Sept. 28 fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina to support individuals with autism and their families.

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The McCraw Family

My son has gone well beyond what they said he could do when he was 3.

The upcoming Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism presents the opportunity to share numerous stories of local families touched by autism, which is now estimated to affect up to one of every 70 children born in North Carolina.

The annual fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) draws hundreds of participants like Robin McCraw, a Greensboro mom.

Why does Robin McCraw walk? For moms like her, and sons like her own.

“A lot of these kids and adults have wonderful abilities. They can contribute to society, you just need to give them the right support. My son has gone well beyond what they said he could do when he was 3.”

McCraw and her family will be in the Greensboro race on Saturday, Sept. 28, walking so that other families don’t have to face challenges on their own.

For more of Robin McCraw’s story, please go to http://autismsocietyofnc.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/the-greensboro-runwalk-for-autism-teaching-compassion/. McCraw also has expressed willingness to be a part of stories your organization might want to write to preview the race.

Fifth Annual Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism
9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28
UNC-Greensboro campus

The 5K fundraiser will also feature refreshments and vendor space where businesses, service providers, local support resources, and sponsors will be showcased.

Please visit http://www.greensbororunwalkforautism.org or call 336-333-0197 to register, join a team, form a team, sponsor, donate, or volunteer.

Proceeds from this event go to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families throughout the Triad community. All money raised by the Autism Society of North Carolina stays in North Carolina, providing support and promoting opportunities for the over 60,000 people in our state affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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