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Autism Society Gala Raises Highest Amount Ever

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia’s fourth annual Arts for Autism gala and runway fashion show raised more than $60,000 to help local families touched by autism who are served by the Falls Church-based organization. 

Held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Tower Club Tysons Corner, the evening started with a dinner and a series of speakers and live music, followed by performances and a runway walk by local citizens with autism. Capping off the event was a runway fashion show featuring 22 model-fundraisers. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed displays of creations by local artists with autism and bid on a variety of prizes in silent and live auctions. A number of community leaders were on hand, including former Redskin great and local broadcast personality Brian Mitchell, WUSA anchor Peggy Fox, and Virginia state Delegate Tag Greason.