Every year, one in 68 children born in the United States has autism. Among boys, the rate is even higher: one in 42.
Now, you have the chance to help NBC10, Telemundo62, NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Eagles raise much-needed funds for innovative research and programs that will transform the lives of those affected by autism.
Join the Eagles Autism Challenge, a one-day cycling and 5K run/walk fundraiser on May 19 at Lincoln Financial Field.
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The Eagles Autism Challenge features the Wawa Junior 15-Mile Ride, Wawa Shorti 30-Mile Ride and the Wawa Classic 50-Mile Ride, along with the family-friendly “Five Below 5K Run/Walk.”
All participant-raised funds will be directed to autism research and programs at three nationally recognized research institutions: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.
NBC10, Telemundo62 and NBC Sports Philadelphia are proud to serve as the official media partner of the Eagles Autism Challenge.
“We are committed to helping the families who live with autism every day and use the reach of our television stations to inspire the community to make a difference," said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62.