Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism to Support Families Affected by Autism

Hundreds expected to participate in Autism Society of North Carolina fundraiser on September 27 in Greensboro.

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Hundreds of Triad residents will turn out for the 2014 Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism on Sept. 27.

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

The Autism Society of North Carolina will hold its 6th annual Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, Sept. 27. Runners and walkers of all ages participate in this fun family event, which starts at 9 a.m. on the campus of UNC-Greensboro.

Last year’s race raised a record-breaking $40,000 as more than 400 participants, volunteers, and a variety of businesses joined to improve the lives of those affected by autism.

The Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism will include a 5K race and a recreational 1K run/walk. Major sponsors for the event are the VF Corporation and Clear Channel Media & Entertainment. The event also gives families a chance to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance with their community during a day of fun with music, refreshments, and a vendor area that will showcase local businesses, service providers, support resources, and sponsors.

In North Carolina, 1 in 58 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Proceeds from the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism will fund local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC). In the Triad community, ASNC provides:

  •     Autism Resource Specialists to guide families through caring for their children throughout their lifespans
  •     Training for teachers, medical professionals, and direct-care staff so they have the most effective, up-to-date autism research and methodologies
  •     High quality, direct-care services that meet the unique needs of individuals with autism in home, work, and community settings

Please visit http://www.greensbororunwalkforautism.com or call 800-442-2762 to register, join a team, form a team, sponsor, donate, or volunteer.

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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