Auburn University student speak out for autism

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -  The battle to find a cure for autism continues and a group of Auburn University students is helping that fight.

Alpha Xi Delta hosted "The Amazing Challenge: Step It Up Alabama" at Auburn Sunday, raising over $38,000 for the organization "Autism Speaks."

Individuals and teams participated in the walk and run. Special guests included state senatorial candidates Ted Little and Tom Whatley, Auburn University head basketball coach Mike Marbee, and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham.

Kurt Sasser, an Auburn University student, told News Leader Nine, "What Alpha Xi Delta and Autism Speaks have really done here today is they've identified the problem and they're doing something about it, so they're not only talking the talk but they're really walking the walk and that's something special."

A representative from Autism Speaks, Julie Feeham added, "We encourage everyone to support their local chapters and the community because we need all the support we can get."

the event sought to raise awareness and funds for autism research.

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