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Autism walk April 9 at Western Carolina University

CULLOWHEE, NC – Western Carolina University’s Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity will host its second annual Autism Awareness Walk from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, on the A.K. Hinds University Center lawn.

This event is open to the public. The walk will raise funds for Alpha Xi Delta’s philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks, the largest science research and advocacy organization for autism in the United States. The organization’s mission is to find treatments, prevention and a cure for autism spectrum disorder. “Alpha Xi Delta’s mission is inspiring women to realize their potential through acts of community service, such as this event,” said Alisha Lambert of Alpha Xi Delta.

The event will feature games, face painting, a T-shirt sale, food and drinks. Grove Worship, the house band for The Grove Church, will play live music.

Tickets can be purchased on the UC lawn for $10 starting Monday, March 28, and on the day of the event.

For more information, contact Lambert at

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