Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism Raises $38,000 to Support Local Families

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Wilmington event draws over 500 participants

On Saturday, April 27, the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports held the third annual Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism. Over 520 runners and walkers participated in the event, which included a chip-timed 5K race, a recreational 1-mile run/walk, and a kids’ dash. Following the run, there was a Family Day in the Park organized and sponsored by Surfer's Healing at Wrightsville Beach Park.

The Run/Walk raised over $38,000 to support individuals and families affected by autism in the coastal region of North Carolina. Donations are still being accepted at

The Autism Society of North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that provides support and promotes opportunities for individuals with autism and their families statewide. Support services include advocacy, education, supported living services, vocational and day services, recreational opportunities, training, consultation, and legislative and policy advocacy. For more information, visit

GHA Autism Supports is a nonprofit agency offering residential, day, and community services for residents of North Carolina with an autism diagnosis. For more information, visit

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