Community Autism Resources will hold its "16th Annual Hearts and Hands 5k Walk/Run for Autism" and a family-fun day at Francis Farm in Rehoboth on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Community Autism Resources is an autism support center that serves 82 cities and towns from the Greater Fall River area to the South Shore, and also the Cape and Islands. All of the money raised through this event stays in the local communities and helps provide free services, support, and resources to children, teens, adults and their families living with an autism spectrum disorder. Community Autism Resources is partially sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services but still depends on this annual walk/run to help raise their funds.

Family Fun Day will be featuring fun activities such as carnival-style games, a bubble creation station, arts and crafts, face painting, and two bounce houses. Popcorn and Sno-Cones will be available as well as the chance to have a meet and greet photo opportunities with various characters.

There is a $25 early bird registration fee, and then it goes up to $30 after that. The run will be 3.1 miles, or a 5k, whereas the walk is only 2 miles and will not be timed. This event will be held rain or shine.

For more information on the Hearts and Hands 5k walk/run you can visit their website at

Register HERE, click “JOIN NOW” and choose which event, (walk or 5K), you are registering for.

"We strongly encourage participants/teams to create fundraising pages to get your family/friends/co-workers/community to support you/your team in your fundraising efforts for this very important event." - CAR

All games, activities, prizes, & refreshments are FREE as a thank you to all for their efforts in helping to take action and raise money for this event. Awards will be given to overall female, overall male, and top three in each age group.

For all Walk/5K questions, please contact Crystal Medeiros, the Development Coordinator at or (508) 379-0371 ext. 22.

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