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Tampa event raises money and awareness for autism

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Saturday morning at Raymond James Stadium, supporters of Walk Now, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program put on their walking shoes for a good cause.  

Walk Now is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada.

Walk Now is supported by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum and local businesses and companies that employ those on the spectrum.  

Officials of the organization say that this fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.

For more information about Autism and future events, go to www.walknowforautismspeaks.org.

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