Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
The Autism Society of North Carolina raised more than $61,000 on Saturday, Sept. 14, as more than 600 people participated in the 8th annual WNC Run/Walk for Autism in Asheville.
Proceeds from the event will support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families throughout the Western North Carolina 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.
The WNC Run/Walk for Autism succeeded this year through the ongoing support of Diamond Brand and many other repeat and new contributors. The event included a competitive 5K race, a 5K noncompetitive run, and a recreational 1K run/walk.
The event also featured a family-friendly festival with a bigger and better fun zone, refreshments supplied by local sponsors, and vendor space where more than 25 businesses, service providers, local support resources, and sponsors were showcased. An army of energetic volunteers kept the event running smoothly.