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Still time to sign up for Whitley County Walk for Autism on Sunday

By Jennifer Zartman Romano

Event planners are hopeful that this Sunday's Walk for Autism is a great success, uniting families and supporters around the cause of autism awareness.
The walk is this Sunday, September 22, with registration beginning at 1 p.m. and the walk starting at 2 p.m. at the Whitley County Family YMCA.
A live broadcast from 93.3 FM is planned, along with mascot visits from Icy the Eagle and Ronald McDonald. A variety of fun, family-centered activities are planned as well.
In addition to bringing the community together for autism awareness, the event is raising funds to assist a support group that was formed last year.
"The support group continues to gain new families and at this point we have had over 20 families from Whitley county involved," says Jamie Bloom. "It's such a blessing to have our core group of families who continue to support each other and help advocate for our kids."
Bloom is the parents of a child with autism, and she finds that connecting with others to share experiences is meaningful.
"It makes a world of difference to be able talk to someone who understands the struggles as well as the joys of living with autism," she adds.
The cost to participate is $15 per person. Register ahead online at www.inautism.org


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