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Hundreds Support Alive with Autism 5K

A sea of blue at Otsiningo Park Saturday morning for the Alive with Autism 5K.

It was all part of recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month.
More than 200 supporters showed up to the third annual event.
Runners and walkers were asked to wear blue as a symbol of support for families and participants dealing with the disorder.
It was $15 for pre-registered runners and $20 at the race. Single walkers were $10 and teams of walkers were $20.

The proceeds from the run/walk will go toward things like tuition assistance, communication equipment and trainings, in support of local families dealing with autism.

"I always try to support organizations for a good cause and autism awareness is a great cause. I do have a brother with autism so getting people to understand is important to me.," said Binghamton resident David Finney.

"I've seen growth. You know, I'm seeing some of our students when they were younger and they're now out here running and it's just amazing, just amazing," said President of Alive with Autism Lori Martin.

Saturday's event raised more than $2,000. On April 26th Alive with Autism will hold a $6 breakfast at the Johnson City Elks Lodge.