KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez was live in Balboa Park for the Race for Autism 5K to raise funds for autism awareness and programs.

The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) has invested more than $1.6 million dollars in the San Diego community, improving the lives of thousands of children with autism.

NFAR goes beyond just raising autism awareness, aiming to make an impact through all stages of life with autism – from early identification to employment opportunities – funding the development of programs and services critical to the long-term success of those with autism.

Every Step in 5K Race Represents a Child Living With Autism in San Diego.

Every 11 minutes a child is diagnosed, autism now affects more children than Cancer, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, and Diabetes combined.

The Race brings hope to families. Autism can be overwhelming, this event connects parents with other parents, available treatments and services in the San Diego community

Race proceeds provide critical funding to help keep autism programs available and to increase treatment services for San Diego families.

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