12th Annual Autism Speaks 5K
The Independence Day event raised close to $275,000
Despite the storms, extreme heat and widespread power outages across the region, the 12th Annual Autism Speaks 5K, held on Independence Day, attracted veterans and newcomers to the cause.
The event raised close to $275,000 to benefit Autism Speaks and raise awareness for the one in 88 children, one in 54 boys, diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
In addition to the 2,000+ registrants who supported the Potomac event, there were close to 200 virtual runners who participated in the “Run Anywhere” program. The program allowed participants to run or walk their 5K elsewhere, including: New Mexico, Delaware, Canada, Prague, and Afghanistan.
Congressman Chris Van Hollen rallied the runners and walkers before the start of race.
For more information on the Autism Speaks 5K and to make a donation for the race, please visit: www.autismspeaks5K.org.