First autism walk, run to fund Autism Hope Center

The Muscogee County Autism Support Group (MCASG) is hosting its first three mile walk/run. The organization's goal is to raise $300,000 for a Autism Hope Center.

The Autism Hope Center will provide the medical and educational treatment autistic children and their parents need.The walk will take place Oct. 6 in Uptown Columbus. Any person can participate by becoming a sponsor, making an in-kind donation, such as food and drinks or forming a team for the walk or run. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $100.

Prices are as follows for sponsors: Platinum, $10,000; Gold, $5,000; Silver, $1,000; and Bronze, $500. Sponsors will be recognized on T-shirts, banners and other forms of media.

For more information contact Lisa Jenkins, president of MCASG, at 706-329-7708.