Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Walking for Autism Awareness Month
Third Annual Walk For Autism Draws Over 500 Participants
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, over 500 Alaskans walked in the third annual Walk for Autism.
Saturday morning, participants had the choice between a five-kilometer timed run or walk at the Kincaid Park.
Inside the Kincaid chalet, people had the chance to explore different vendors and a silent auction. According to The Stone Soup Group, all proceeds go to the Autism Society of Alaska, which supports families all over the state.
Volunteers said this event is very important to Alaska, because of our state's high rates of autism.
“The current incidence of autism is one out of every 110 kids that are born will have an autism spectrum disorder, and those numbers have been raising, those number continue to go up,” said McKenzie Weimer, Project Coordinator of the Autism Family Support Center.