14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Will Raise Awareness and Funds for Autism Advocacy, Research, and Services on July 4th in Potomac, MD
Washington, DC, June 11, 2014 --(PR.com
The National Capital Area Chapter of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will hold the 14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1-Mile Walk fundraising and awareness event for families and individuals affected by autism, along with their families, friends and other supporters. All event proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ work, both locally and nationally, to increase awareness about the growing autism health crisis, fund innovative autism research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in Washington, DC and beyond.
The Autism Speaks 5K will feature:
· A family-friendly 5K run and 1-mile walk
· A technical shirt for all participants
· A finish line festival with great food and refreshments
· Awards for the top three finishers in age groups
· And more!
Who: Thousands of families and friends connected to autism.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014
7:30AM - Pre-race warm-up
8:00AM - 5K road race
8:05AM - 1 mile walk
Where: Potomac Library, just northeast of the intersection of River and Falls Road in Potomac, Maryland.
About Autism Speaks:
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $500 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
For more information about the 14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K, please visit www.AutismSpeaks5k.org or contact Susan Pereles at (202) 955-3111.