Heart for Autism open house, fundraiser

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014

Real Health Advanced Care has joined forces with Heart For Autism, a charitable organization providing hope, information and treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). They are hosting a family-fun event on Saturday, May 10 from noon until 4 p.m. Activities include music, free food, a bake sale, jump castles, face painting and more.

Shockingly, one in every 68 children will regress into autism, making it the fastest-growing serious disability of all time. The new autism prevalence equates to one in every 42 boys affected. In March, the Center for Disease Control announced that autism is the leading childhood disorder and affects more children than cancer, diabetes, Down syndrome and AIDS combined. Sadly, autism receives less than 5 percent of research funding as compared to other prevalent childhood disorders. Real Health's partnership with Heart For Autism is intended to directly impact families faced with the challenges of autism diagnosis and the need for treatment that is not often covered by insurance.

Drs. Matthew and Renee Hunter, owners of Real Health Clinic, feel that as physicians in Goose Creek, they want to do their part in giving back to the community, helping those in need. “We are extremely dedicated to helping families affected by autism by supporting healthy lifestyle choices, so a partnership with Heart For Autism is in perfect alignment with our mission,” said Dr. Hunter. “Our goal in partnering with Heart For Autism is to help families by raising funds to increase awareness and provide healthcare to aid with the fight against autism.”

Heart For Autism offers information on prevention and recovery from autism and is preparing to launch a grant program for those who cannot afford treatments. For information and to register for this event, www.heartforautism.com/register-for-event or call 843-302-0920.

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