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Rock 4 Autism to benefit charity

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The fifth annual Rock 4 Autism event, which benefits the Lake in the Hills-based Northern Illinois Center for Autism, will be held Sunday.

The event will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire.

The cost is $20.

During Rock 4 Autism, the best of Chicago’s music scene will donate their time and talent, and the money raised provides about one-third of the autism center’s funding for the year.

The event will feature live bands, as well as face/body painting, a magician act, a drum circle facilitator for the children, a bounce house, T-shirts, onsite raffles, a silent auction, a live auction and more.

The participating bands are Jay VonBruchhaeuser, Johnny V. and the Killer Bees, A Bloke Named Smokey and Helping Phriendly Orchestra.

The Northern Illinois Center for Autism, an all-volunteer nonprofit, provides support and guidance to families with children on the spectrum.

Most everyone knows an individual with or a family affected by autism.

On March 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 1 in 50 children being born today is on the autism spectrum.

Ten years ago, it was 1 in 1,000.

For information, call 847-658-5607 or visit www.nicautism.org.

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