CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - WBTV is again a proud sponsor of the Autism Speaks Walk at zMax Dragway in Concord.
It’s a chance for the Carolinas to come together to show their support for families touched by the developmental disorder that is impacts 1 in 59 children.
The walk, which will be held Saturday, October 26 at zMax Dragway in Concord, is the largest autism related fundraiser of the year in the Carolinas. Money raised supports the efforts of Autism Speaks to raise awareness and acceptance of those with autism as well as funding research and advocacy efforts.
Autism is a spectrum disorder which means no two cases are exactly alike. Some diagnosed will need a lifetime of support while others will grow up to lead productive lives. Autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 18 months and research has shown early intervention can make a difference later in life.
The upcoming walk, which is sensory friendly starts at 10 a.m. on October 26.
Registration on-site begins at 9 a.m. You can raise money by joining or creating a walk team. You can also simply donate.