Sep 20, 2015 12:10 PM

Autism Speaks walk at SNHU raises more than $100,000

MANCHESTER - Southern New Hampshire University hosted the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday morning where walkers raised more than $100,000 for the cause.

The money goes toward research, advocacy and family services for those affected by autism.

Organizers said Sunday's walk raised a total of $105,000.

The top team was "Alexanders Avengers," a team of 20 people, led by mother Ashley Lowe, who were walking for 10-year-old Alex who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. The team raised $14,000.

Alex's family has been participating in the walk since 2009, organizers said.

In addition to the walk, the event provides an opportunity for organizations to share information about the products or resources they offer for families and individuals dealing with autism.

Activities are also available for children, including a display of farm animals that was new this year.

For more information about the organization, visit the Autism Speaks website.

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