PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Around 15,000 people turned out for the 11th annual Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

The program was emceed by CBS3 anchors Chris May and Jessica Dean.

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Cynthia Day, with Walk Now for Autism Speaks, says fun events like this make it possible for families to get the help they need:

“The money goes heavily toward autism, also for awareness for treatments for legislation. It goes to many ways to help our families succeed and go forward and we’re also spending a lot of time on adults with autism.”

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With the help of this event, the group hopes to raise more than $8,000 by the end of the year.

One in 88 children have autism.

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