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Nearly 15,000 Turn Out For Walk Now For Autism

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By Brad Segall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Walk organizers couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day and that beautiful weather attracted nearly 15,000 people for Philadelphia’s Walk Now for Autism’s 10th anniversary event.

In addition to the walk there was a resource fair providing information for families not familiar with the disorder. Jessica Guglich’s son Liam is two and was diagnosed in March.

“Unless you have a child that’s diagnosed with autism, usually it’s not something that you think about and once your child is diagnosed there’s so many things that (you know) you go through,” said Liam.

Autism now affects one in 88 children mostly boys. Organizers are hoping that this year’s walk raises more than $700,000, money that’s badly needed to help find a cure and raise awareness.

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