LIVERPOOL, NY (WSYR-TV) - The 4th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks of Central New York was held at Long Branch Park on Sunday morning. Funds raised benefit research to help find a cure for autism.
According to Autism Speaks, every 11 minutes a family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.
Organizers said the walk also aimed to raise awareness.
"You know autism is there. We all live with it. We work with it. It's in our schools and our communities,” said race chairwoman Erin Mast. “And just be accepting. Everybody has got their talents and their abilities and autism is no exception."
Autism Speaks of Central New York hopes to raise about $53,000 this year for research.