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"Why we walk" for Autism Speaks

DAVIDSON, NC (WBTV) - Nancy Popkin has a simple goal.  Improve the future for every child and family touched by Autism.  The disorder now affects one in 110 children and one in 70 boys.

Nancy's son was diagnosed years ago and recently finished high school.

Click on the video to hear her explain "Why We Walk" for Autism Speaks.

WBTV is "On Your Side" sponsoring this year's Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  It's Saturday October 8th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Registration starts at 8:30 am.  The walk begins at 10:00 am.

You can create a team, join a team or just make a donation by clicking here.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Every 15 minutes another family finds out their child has been diagnosed with Autism.  Laura Milliken got the news about her son and has worked tirelessly for Autism Speaks every since. 

She is the co-chair for this years "Walk Now for Autism Speaks."  She appeared on WBTV News at Noon to encourage everyone to get involved and help the organization achieve its goal of raising $500,000. 

Watch the video as Laura talks to WBTV's John Carter about the walk which is Saturday, October 8th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  

You can create a team, join a team or just make a donation by clicking here.

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CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - There are million reasons to Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Marcie Trivette needs only one.  Her younger brother Karsten is on the autism spectrum.  He's an amazing young man doing well in school and on the golf course. 

Click on the video to watch Marcie explain further "Why She Walks."

WBTV is "On Your Side" sponsoring this year's Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  It's Saturday October 8th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Registration starts at 8:30 am.  The walk begins at 10:00 am.

You can create a team, join a team or just make a donation by clicking here.

Copyright 2011 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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STALLINGS, NC (WBTV) - Jeff Carson has a simple goal. One day he wants to have a conversation with his son.  It's why he is participating in the "Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks."

5-year-old Dillon Carson has autism and like many children who have been diagnosed with the disorder his verbal skills are delayed.

One in 110 children are found to have a form of autism.  The rate for boys is one in 70. Researchers are looking for answers, but it takes money and autism research is under funded when compared to many other less prevalent childhood diseases.

WBTV is "On Your Side" sponsoring this year's Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  It's Saturday October 8th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Registration starts at 8:30 am.  The walk begins at 10:00 am.

You can create a team, join a team or just make a donation by clicking here.

Copyright 2011 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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