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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine M. Gobbo
561-297-1168 or kgobbo@fau.edu or
Debbie Abrams
561-289-1378 or Debbie@thebuzzagency.net


FAU’s Center for Autism & Related Disabilities to Hold 5K Pumpkin Run

BOCA RATON, FL (September 9, 2010) - Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) will hold a 5K Pumpkin Run on Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Track and Field Complex at FAU, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.  The event is being chaired by FAU Board Member and President of Rubin Wealth Advisors Robert Rubin.

The 5K certified course will take runners through the FAU Boca Raton campus, and begins and ends at the FAU track.  The fee to participate is $10 for anyone under 18 and FAU students, $25 for pre-registration through Monday, October 11 and $30 after October 11.  Awards will be given to the top three male/female overall runners, top masters and the top three in five-year age groups, 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24…to 70 plus.  The 5K run is timed by Accuchiptiming. Food will be provided by Whole Foods Market and water by Crystal Springs. 

The one mile fun run around the FAU track will begin at 6:15 p.m.  The run is non-competitive, and the fee to participate is $10, $5 for anyone under age 14. 

The kids run is for ages 8 and under. There is no fee to participate in the kids run.   It will be run on the field inside the FAU track after the one-mile run. The kids area will feature a bounce house and a slide. 

 Register online at www.active.com.  For race information, call 561-361-1950 or email Tvladimir@aol.com.  Participants may register in person October 8-15 at The Runner’s Edge at 3195 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt.  For more information about CARD, visit www.coe.fau.edu/card.


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About the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University:

The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University provides free supports and services for people with autism and similar disabilities, their families, schools and community agencies. Serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, FAU CARD has offices in Boca Raton and Port St. Lucie, and a staff of seven clinicians serving over 2,200 families.

In addition to direct support for families and schools, FAU CARD provides workshops and training, hosts support groups, and helps foster community understanding of and better services for persons with autism and related disabilities. CARD also provides free developmental screenings in its new mobile screening clinic throughout its service region. To learn more about FAU CARD, please visit www.coe.fau.edu/card or call at 561-297-2055.


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .

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