Run/Walk for Autism Events Set for Three NC Cities

Events in the Triangle, Triad, and Western North Carolina will fund the Autism Society of North Carolina's local programs for individuals and families affected by autism.

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2014 Triangle Run Walk for Autism in Raleigh, NC. Photo by Laura Simson

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2014

The Autism Society of North Carolina is gearing up for its three biggest fundraisers of the year to provide support for families affected by autism in the Triangle, Triad, and Western North Carolina.

In North Carolina, 1 in 58 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Proceeds from the Run/Walk for Autism events stay in North Carolina, funding local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC). ASNC is the leading statewide resource organization providing support for families and promoting opportunities for the over 60,000 people in the state affected by ASD.

Last year, more than 4,800 people participated in the three fall Run/Walk for Autism events, raising more than $421,000 for North Carolina residents affected by autism.
The events also give families a chance to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance with their communities during a day of fun with amusements for children, music, and refreshments. Vendor space at each event showcases local businesses, service providers, support resources, and sponsors.

For more information about the Run/Walk for Autism events, including how businesses can become sponsors and individuals can volunteer, please contact ASNC or go to http://www.runwalkforautism.com.

Background:

  •     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 58 children born in North Carolina will be affected by ASD.
  •     For more than 44 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.


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