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Walk to raise money for autism: 2014 Autism CARE Walk

Published On: Apr 02 2014 04:28:14 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 16 2014 10:43:25 AM CDT

On Saturday, April 26, you’re invited to walk for a good cause in the 7th annual “Autism CARE Walk,” which helps raise awareness for autism in and around our community.

According to the Autism Care Walk website, "Autism is the fastest growing and underfunded developmental disability in the United States.” And now, new studies show that one in every sixty-eight children are diagnosed with autism.

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources Education (CARE) Program, which provides outreach training, innovative programs and consultation services to more than 600 local families affected by autism.

The 1.4-mile walk will take place at 10:00 AM in downtown Wichita at the WaterWalk, beginning and ending at 515 S. Main. The course will take walkers through a scenic path along the Arkansas River, Wichita Boathouse, and Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.

After completing the walk, food trucks, family fun activities, prizes and live music will be available for guests to enjoy. Individual and team awards will also be presented by KWCH 12 morning news anchor, Kara Sewell.

The walk is free to participate, but donations to Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources Education (CARE) Program are appreciated. Donation forms can be found here: http://my.heartspring.org/images/skins/carewalk/Donation%20Form.pdf

If you register before noon on Friday, April 4, you’ll receive a FREE Autism CARE Walk T-Shirt. Extra t-shirts will be available for sale on the day of the CARE Walk. Prices will be $8 for one t-shirt or $15 for two t-shirts.

KWCH and KSCW are proud sponsors for this event.

For more information on this event, CLICK HERE: http://www.autismcarewalk.org/

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