Eagles announce date for 2022 Autism Challenge

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Date announced for 2022 Eagles Autism Challenge originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The 5th annual Eagles Autism Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, the team announced on Friday.

Fans can sign up now to participate in either the walk, run or bike ride in and around the Linc to raise money for the Eagles Autism Foundation.

Go to EaglesAutismFoundation.org to sign up or donate. Those who sign up now using the code EARLYBIRD22 can receive 50 percent off registration.

The Eagles Autism Challenge, founded by owner Jeff Lurie, has raised more than $12 million for research and care since its inception. All funds raised in the annual event benefit institutions working on care and treatment for autism.

The event features three cycling routes -- 10, 30 and 50 miles -- as well as a 5,000-meter course certified by USA Track and Field for the walk and run. There are also virtual participant options available.

All the events finish inside the Linc, where Eagles players will be signing autographs and numerous kids activities will be offered.

According to the Eagles, 44 research projects and community grants have been funded since 2018 using funds raised by the Eagles Autism Challenge. 

Autism is a neurological and developmental condition that the CDC estimates afflicts one out of every 54 Americans.

"In just four years, two of which included a global pandemic, we have been able to raise a remarkable $12 million for autism research, which speaks to a resilient community dedicated to this effort," Lurie said.

"Their support continues to amaze and inspire us. As we approach the Year Five milestone, we are more committed than ever to this journey and to providing much-needed support and resources to those in need."

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