Local & Regional News
4:20 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Annual Autism Fundraiser Raises Money For Research And Advocacy Efforts

Credit Walk Now For Autism Speaks

The annual Autism Speaks fundraiser begins at 8:30 Saturday morning with a walk-or-run 5k at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Over 2,000 people are expected to attend “Arkansas Walks Now” to support research and advocacy efforts.

Co-chair Dawn Itzkowitz says Arkansas receives grant funding from the walk.

"Autism Speaks funds the Autism Treatment Network at Children's Hospital and UAMS. They have a grant that they receive every year to run the network, which is a group of professionals and parents who come up with best medical practices for the community," said Itzkowitz. 

The event is free and open to the public. The family walk and ceremony begin at 10 AM. 

Visit the Walk Now for Autism Speaks site for more information.