Walk For Autism Awareness
Walk to Raise Autism Awareness!
Statistics released by the CDC on February 8 report that about one in 150 American children is affected by autism. Autism is a developmental disability that is rising in prevalence with alarming speed. It is estimated that more than 10,000 children in the state of Georgia are affected by autism, a disorder of unknown origin that has no cure as of yet.
The Marcus Institute and Autism Speaks are joining forces to raise awareness for autism by hosting the Georgia Walk For Autism on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 9 a.m. in Atlantic Station.
Registration for the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with activities beginning at 9:00 and will include:
· The Community Resource Fair of approximately 50 booths of family, therapeutic and community resources
· Entertainment beginning at 10:30 by Laughing Pizza, an authentic family band with a distinctive spin on entertainment for kids and their parents
· Free food and beverages donated by Coca-Cola, Publix and other area businesses
· Inflatable play areas, slides, and other activities for all children, including several activities geared towards children with autism.
All proceeds will benefit both organizations equally. For more information on the 2007 Georgia Walk For Autism and to register, visit www.autismwalk.org/georgia, or call 404-419-4120.
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