Health Care

Spinning marathon raises $9K for local autism group

Beach City Health & Fitness on Hilton Head Island raised more than $9,000 for Lowcountry Autism Foundation's comprehensive therapy center during a spinning marathon Dec. 4. More than 40 people pedaled for three hours during the marathon.

The nonprofit foundation was created to provide direct financial support, services and advocacy support to individuals and families facing the challenges of living with autism. The foundation is raising money for a comprehensive therapy center, where young children (ages 2 to 6 developmentally) on the autism spectrum will receive an early childhood education with occupational, speech and applied behavior analysis embedded in the curriculum.

To donate money, call Tripp Ritchie at 843-524-5234 or mail a check or money order to Lowcountry Autism Foundation, P.O. Box 3, Port Royal, SC 29935.

Details: 843-524-5234