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EDITORIAL: Give Autism the Boot kicks off this weekend

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now Editorial) - This Friday kicks off the annual WTOL 11 Give Autism the Boot autism awareness and fund raising campaign.  Each year for the past 6 years, you have made this one of the most successful charitable efforts in Northwest Ohio. 

Due to your generosity dozens of programs have been developed and launched at the Great Lakes Autism Center.   And hundreds of families have been given financial assistance and discovered reasons for optimism as they learn to cope with the perplexing reality of Autism.   

The cost of coping is enormous and on-going.  Please know that when you stop this weekend and throw a contribution into a boot held by police or firemen every penny stays right here in Northwest Ohio. 

The WTOL 11 Give Autism the Boot weekend comes only once per year.  But your generosity makes a real difference every day for a lifetime.  On behalf of all of the families and all of the kids whose lives you will touch, thank you so much for caring and for sharing. 

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