Forest Students Forming "Walk Now for Autism" Team

Forest Student, Vanessa Oller is working towards forming a team to raise community support and awareness for treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders during the 2014 "Walk Now For Autism" 5k race.

The family friendly event will be held Sept. 6 at the Jordan Valley Park, 653 E. Trafficway, Springfield, Mo.

The 5k is free to join, but donations are accepted to help fund autism research and support awareness.

Previous Forest teams have had less than a dozen members and have donated over $300 to ASD research. this year, Oller hopes to form a team of 30 members and raise $1200.

In addition to the 5k race, other child friendly activities such as a bounce house and face painting will be available to raise funds for ASD research.