The family friendly Piece by Piece 5K Walk/Run was held on June 3rd, 2017 and once again benefited Team Up! with Autism Speaks – an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.
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. The cause is bigger than the obstacles……but Piece by Piece we will succeed.
We want to thank all of this years sponsors, volunteers and participants for a wonderful event. Stay tuned on this site as we finalize plans for next years event. In the meantime, be sure to read about the 2017 Piece by Piece 5K!