HOUSTON – Autism Awareness Month happens in the spring, but this fall there's a great way you can support the cause.
The Autism Speaks Walk is a fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism.
You can start a team, join a team or come on your own. Houston's goal is to raise $377,100, and so far the fundraiser has raised $239,462.
Autism Speaks has funded nearly $150M, primarily in scientific grants, resulting in an additional $396M of publicly-sourced autism-related funding.
Today, 1 in 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with Autism.
Here's how you can help:
What: Autism Speaks Walk
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Lynn Eusan Park at the University of Houston
Schedule: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. mission moment and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Click here to sign up.
The 2019 Houston walk chair, Meredith Williams along with our very own KPRC channel 2 anchor reporter, Jonathan Martinez who will be emceeing the event, share their personal connections to the cause.
Watch the full clip above, for more information.