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Autism 5K Run races toward success
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The surge in children diagnosed with autism is alarming.Yet for its newfound prevalence, the money that goes toward autism research is small when compared to other disorders, according to Callie Durham, one of the founders of Queens for A Cause.The organization held an Autism 5K Run yesterday in downtown McMinnville with 322 participants raising between $8,000 and $10,000 for autism research.“There are more children diagnosed with autism today than cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined,” said Durham. “But all of those receive more funding than autism. It’s a disorder that’s really growing.