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Cavaliers Support Autism Research
CHS Assistant Principal Randy Boob along with his wife, son, and son's fiance, represented CHS in the 9th Annual Carolinas Walk Now For Autism Speaks at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2011. They were part of a group called "Tyler's Tribe" which supports 14 year old Tyler Gainey from Charlotte and includes his family and friends. This year the Charlotte area Autism Societies raised the most money in the nation; over $400,000. In addition, the Charlotte area was the largest walk in the nation with over nine thousand walkers in attendance.
According to AutismSpeaks.org, it is estimated that 1 in every 110 children are diagnosed with autism, and in the U.S. alone, 1 out of every 70 boys is diagnosed. The exact causes of autism remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. Events such the Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks help raise the needed funds for research. For more information on Autism, visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/.
Written by: Paula White
Posted: Oct 20, 2011 by Paula White