Dan Marino hosts 7th annual autism awareness event

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida sports icon continued to raise awareness about autism.

The Seventh Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism’ took place inside Hard Rock Stadium, Saturday.

The foundation was presented with a check for $62,000.

Marino spoke about what the event means to those affected. “The thing about this day is, it’s a fun day for the families that are affected by autism and other developmental disabilities, so that’s what makes this a great day,” he said.

The event featured live music, food and activities for children. Miami Dolphins players were also on hand signing autographs for the foundation.

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