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Walk Now for Autism Speaks held in Orchard Beach

Many teams of walkers gathered at Orchard Beach

Many teams of walkers gathered at Orchard Beach in preparation for the 1.5-mile walk around the area. (April 6, 2014 6:15 PM)

More than 2,500 people took part in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Orchard Beach Sunday in an effort to raise funds and awareness about the developmental disorder.

According to the Autism Speaks website, the family event raises money for research into the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States. They say 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism.

The walk...

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