FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact Bethany Kendrick
Director Public Relations
Labette Community College
(620) 820-1280

 

LCC Nursing Club Hosting “Run for Autism”

 

Labette Community College Nursing Club will be hosting its first annual 5K and 1 mile fun walk in benefit of autism on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. This event will be held at LCC in Parsons, KS. The registration fee is $20 and must be turned in by April 20th to guarantee a t-shirt on the day of the race. A registration form must be filled out and are available online at www.labette.edu under “News” entitled “Autism 5k.”

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. The proceeds for the benefit run will go to Parsons State Hospital and Training Center to benefit Autism. The event is divided into age groups and is setup female/ male, under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.  Medals will be awarded to winners in each age division. 

 

For more information regarding the “Run for Autism,” please visit LCC’s website or contact Amanda Addis, LCC Nursing Instructor, at (620) 820-1215 or by e-mail at amandaa@labette.edu