Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Walk Now For Autism

This is something very near and dear to me. My three year old cousin Vinny was recently diagnosed with Autism. Autism has and continues to affect many children and the numbers are growing. Although many believe that Autism may be caused by vaccines, the cause is still generally unknown. There is no known cure for Autism, but through wonderful non-profit organizations, we can help find the cause and a cure. This is what the Walk Now For Autism site says about autism
"Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in 1 in 150 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The diagnosis of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown."
I am joining my cousins "team" to help raise funds for this cause and I will be walking on November 16th at the Angel Stadium. If so inclined there is a link to either join our team, or donate to it. Thank you in advance to all my friends and family who have supported us in this!


Tammy said...

a child close to my family was recently diagnosed with asperger which is a type of autism. So i have become much more interested in epidemic.