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Dylan's Run raising money and awareness about autism on September 9

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One in 59 children are on the autism spectrum, according to the CDC. 

On Sunday, September 9, Dylan's Run is raising awareness and funds for research and outreach programs. 

Lila Nelson and her mom Andrea have been walking for team Lovely Lila's Legion for the past nine years. Lila was diagnosed with autism at six years old and her family has used services through the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin ever since. 

"There's nothing more disheartening than getting that diagnosis. So now where do you turn? Milwaukee is blessed to have Autism Society right in our backyard, and this chapter being such a strong chapter, it's amazing," Andrea Nelson told CBS 58. 

New this year is the first-ever safety zone where attendees can find resources and meet with first responders to talk about what to do in an emergency. 

Gates open for Dylan's Run at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with the race beginning at 10:30 a.m. CBS 58's own Kate Chappell will be emceeing the event. 

For more information or to register, please click here. 

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