(LEWES, Del.)-On Saturday hundreds of people flock to the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes for the 11th Annual Autism Delaware 5 K walk.
Development Director for Autism Delaware David Woods said all these kids with autism are champions.
"Their pictures and names are on the shirts and their whole walk team is championing them," said Woods.
Courtney Hastings participated in the event for the first time.
She was with a group from Hertrich's. They were paired with a walk champion and his name is Eric.
"Autism Delaware set all that up," said Hastings. "We were able to support him, raise money, meet his family."
These fundraisers help fund the programs and services at Autism Delaware.
"This event helps us in so many ways," said Woods. "It is a fundraiser, a friend raiser and a great time for families to get together and it impacts our programs all year.
Luis Valdez from Milford works with people with Autism in the power program.
"The event and outcome were something I wanted to try," said Valdez.
Woods said with today's event and next Saturday's 5 K run at Fox Point State Park they expect to raise more than $250,000.