‘Sit Up for Autism Challenge’ goes viral on World Autism Awareness Day

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The latest viral challenge has surfaced online, and this time its helping raise awareness for a worthy cause.

Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day and a new campaign is shining a light on the developmental disorder.

The “Sit Up for Autism Challenge” asks people to do 11 sit-ups in honor of every 11 minutes another family learns their child has autism.

Here’s how you can join the battle to raise awareness:

  • Accept the challenge
  • Record yourself doing 11 sit-ups anyway or anywhere you’d like
  • Post your video onto social media
  • Tag @situpforautismchallenge & #situpforautismchallenge on Facebook and Instagram
  • Challenge three other people by tagging them in your post

Once you are challenged you have 24-hours to share your own “Sit Up for Autism Challenge” video on social media.

You can opt out of the challenge by donating $11 to the “Autism Speaks” organization HERE.

CLICK HERE to join or donate to the WFLA News Channel 8 and Great 38 Autism Speaks Walk team. The walk will be at Raymond James Stadium on April 27 with our Lila Gross partnered as the emcee.

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