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The Evan Henry Foundation for Autism is a nonprofit organization that has been established in memory of Evan Henry. Evan was an 11 year old child from Norwell Massachusetts who was diagnosed with autism and who accidentally drowned in July, 2000. Evan's family and friends would like him to be remembered as a happy and loving child who taught others the true meaning of patience and compassion. Autism occurs in as many as 1 in 500 individuals and interferes with the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Autism is the third most common developmental disability. Through this foundation we intend to accomplish the following goals.

1. To fund programs and/or projects which will benefit individuals with autism and their families.

2. To promote awareness and education by funding educational programs and research related to autism.

3. To promote financial assistance to those who are caring for an autistic child / family member to improve their level of functioning.

The funds from this foundation will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and families affected by autism or individuals on a case by case basis

Evan's Run is a 5K/10K Road Race and 5K Walk through the scenic backroads of Norwell. The objective of the race is to raise money for Autism awareness.

On May 22nd, the day begins with a series of Children's Races, which run from 8:30-9:30 AM. The 5K/10K Race starts sharply at 10:30 AM. Runners will be lining up around 10:00 AM. Please allow yourself plenty of time.

All races begin and end at Norwell High School. Limited parking will be available at Norwell High School and surrounding areas.

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