The 2018 family friendly Piece by Piece 5K Walk/Run will be held on June 16th, 2018 and will once again benefit Team Up! with Autism Speaks – an organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 68 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Every 15 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.
It is Autism Speaks firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals through our race and other charity events we organize. The cause is bigger than the obstacles……but Piece by Piece we will succeed.
We are working hard on finalizing the details of this years race, especially our sponsors and giveaways, but we are happy to release our t-shirt and medal designs.
Registration is now available by clicking here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Canton/PieceByPiece5K