Thousands celebrate autism awareness in downtown Raleigh
Posted October 11, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Nearly 4,000 participants showed their support for individuals with autism Saturday morning, raising more than $315,000 in the 16th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism in downtown Raleigh.
The event included competitive and noncompetitive events, and gave families a chance to celebrate autism awareness. Many teams wore matching t-shirts, carried homemade signs and enjoyed music, vendors and special entertainment.
In North Carolina, one in 58 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder. Proceeds form the event stay in the state, funding local programs, officials said.