GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism is not just another thing to do on a Saturday morning. Here's why this one matters. Almost everyone knows someone affected by autism and on September 24th you'll have a chance to help support the local services that help local families in need.
"The prevalence of autism in our state is now 1 of every 59 eight-year-olds and those are CDC numbers," said Judy Smithmyer, the Autism Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of North Carolina. "It could be your brother, your cousin, friend at school, neighbor or even your co-worker. We all know someone affected by autism."
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, hundreds of families will gather at UNCG to support the Autism Society of North Carolina. Proceeds from the annual Run/Walk for Autism fund local programs and services, including parent and family support, respite care, after-school programming, teacher training, scholarships and more.
Smithmyer says the need is great but help is out there.
"Our local office handles over 822 calls and emails asking for information and resources annually."
WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain is happy to serve as the announcer for the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Head to the Jackson Library Lawn at UNC-Greensboro. The event gets started right at 9 a.m.
For more information, visit the Autism Society of North Carolina's website, or click here.
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