Potomac, MD, April 04, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- What: The National Capital Area chapter of Autism Speaks will hold the Autism Speaks 5K on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Potomac, MD. The July 4th community event will include a timed 5K run and family-friendly 1-mile walk through a scenic Potomac neighborhood.
Proceeds from the 18th annual race will support Autism Speaks' mission to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for individuals with autism and their families. Registration is required.
Who: Approximately 2,000 Autism Speaks supporters will participate in the event, in both Potomac and virtually from across the country and globe.
Presenting Sponsor of this year's event is BOWA. Other local sponsors include: Atlantic Parking, Bethesda Magazine, Carroll & Nuttall, P.C., Corstone, Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International, Potomac Pizza, Potomac Village Deli, Precision Medicine Group, Sunny Shores Foundation, and US Acute Care Solutions.
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
6:30 a.m. Registration begins
7:30 a.m. Warm-up
8:00 a.m. Race begins
Where: Event begins at the Potomac Library parking lot
10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
Virtual Race Opportunity Available
How: Join the movement today. Register at AutismSpeaks5k.org.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Most forms of autism are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. Go to AutismSpeaks.org to learn more, donate or join a fundraising walk.