Run for a Cure
We’ve known for sometime now that autism is increasing in our children, and the statics are quite unsettling. According to Autism Speaks, a nonprofit that has worked tirelessly to find a cure and the best methods of prevention and treatment since its formation in 2005, the disease affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. David “Bubby” Ellis was diagnosed at age three. His family has partnered with Autism Speaks to host the 5K Run/Walk for Autism Speaks in Horsham this Saturday, June 18. A family-friendly event, face-painters and balloon animal artists will be on hand to entertain the youngsters, and kids under age 18 can run for only $10. All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks to help others like Bubby and their families. — Kathryn Siegel
$20, June 18, 9AM, Carpenter Park, 1000 Horsham Road, 215-605-4981, active.com/running/horsham-pa/bubbys-buddies-5k-walkrun-for-autism-speaks-2011.