Gainesville Car Show Raises Money For Autism Research
April is Autism Awareness Month, and one local business is raising money for families affected by the disorder.
Palm Gainesville Chevrolet held it's third annual charity car show Saturday to benefit the University of Florida's Center for Autism.
Money was raised through an auction, vehicle registration, and a raffle.
One official says events like these are crucial as more people are diagnosed with autism every year.
"The number of children and people identified with autism is growing every year, and so our center serves over 1,800 constituents currently and there are new people calling for help every day."
The money raised goes directly to help fund the creation of educational videos for the community as well as help pay for center workers to assist families in their homes.
This event has raised more than $20,000 for the center over the last two years.
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