Flutie Foundation

Over $180,000 Raised at Flutie 5k to Support Autism Community

The annual event -- hosted by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism -- took place Sunday at the Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick.

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Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for the 22nd annual Flutie 5k for Autism that was held at the Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick, Massachusetts.

The annual event -- hosted by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism -- is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support the autism community.

It was a homecoming for former Boston College and Patriots QB Doug Flutie, who started the Flutie Foundation after his son Dougie Jr. was diagnosed with autism.

Flutie said the event is all about having fun while supporting a good cause.

"This is a community day, this is a day where everybody comes out, has fun, we go for a ruin, walk, whatever it is, and just hang out for the afternoon and have a little picnic," Flutie said.

The annual Flutie 5K, dedicated to raising money for autism and autism awareness, is taking place on Sunday. NECN's Jackie Bruno is the emcee of the event.

NBC10 Boston's Jackie Bruno emceed the race while her family ran. Her son Jack Bear was diagnosed with autism when he was just two years old.

Over $180,000 was raised Sunday to help families affected by autism.

NBC10 Boston and our sister stations were the proud media sponsors of the race.

The hometown hero and former Patriot quarterback gave an update on his foundation and life ahead of the Flutie 5K benefit race.
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