By Syma Chowdhry

HAVERTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Cheering filled a quiet neighborhood in Havertown as runners gathered to raise funds for the Child Guidance Resource Centers at the Empower the Children 5k Run/Walk.

“[The event is held] to raise money for our summer camps that serve kids that have emotional health and autistic support needs,” says Brad Bary of the center.

The event is a 5K run and a “fun run” for both small and tall “superheroes,” like Congressman Patrick Meehan.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a program that supports research and treatment for families dealing with autism,” Meehan says.

Meehan made a point to have a moment of silence, remembering the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

“One of the nice things about America is that resilience to get back to being Americans,” He says.

Even though the attacks were on the minds of many folks, they are staying positive in each stride; focusing on helping the community.

“[Helping] kids with disabilities, autism, mental health. It is a good cause to support,” says Katie Haselbarth.

The organization hopes on raise $5,000.

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