Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Walk to Raise Autism Awareness

The Marcus Institute and Autism Speaks Host the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism

Statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about one in 150 American children is affected by autism. In Georgia, these statistics are one in 131. 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 known cure. The Marcus Institute and Autism Speaks are joining forces to raise awareness of autism by hosting the 2008 Georgia Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. at Atlantic Station. The two organizations are calling on Georgians to form Walk teams and to register now for the three-mile walk. All proceeds will benefit both organizations equally. For more information on the Georgia Walk for Autism and to register, visit www.walknowforautism.org/georgia, or call 770-451-0570.

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