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On the road to support autism education and research

Southborough – This year, 1, 373 runners and walkers participated in the New England Center for Children’s (NECC) seventh annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism held May 11, beginning and ending at Neary Elementary School. Matthew Germain of Reading placed first overall for the fourth consecutive year, this year in 16:19. Keira Moore of Westborough was the first-place female in 22:26. Approximately $168,000 was raised with additional donations continuing after the event. NECC is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with autism through education, research and technology. For more information, visit necc.org.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Supporters take off from the starting line.

Supporters take off from the starting line.

Participants walk and run at various paces.

Participants walk and run at various paces.

Finishing first overall is Matthew Germain in 16:19. Germain runs this race in honor of his family friend, David Towle, a recent graduate of NECC.

Finishing first overall is Matthew Germain in 16:19. Germain runs this race in honor of his family friend, David Towle, a recent graduate of NECC.

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Keira Moore of Westborough, a former NECC teacher, is the first female across the finish line in 22:26.

 

Eric and Emily Luth with their son, Ben, 16 months, stroll toward the finish line. Emily is a teacher at NECC.

Eric and Emily Luth with their son, Ben, 16 months, stroll toward the finish line. Emily is a teacher at NECC.

Band members of “White Collar Crime” perform during the post-race barbecue.

Band members of “White Collar Crime” perform during the post-race barbecue.

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