Rugby match benefits autism research

autism-puzzle.jpgWhether you buy the theory that hyperbaric therapy helps children with autism or not, you have to admit the following event is for a good cause.

Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry on Hilton Head Is. has joined forces with Michelin and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Psychiatry to help sponsor South Carolina’s first international rugby match.

The match is this Sat. Aug. 9 @ Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston. The U.S. Eagles national team vs. the leading French rugby team will be televised live by ESPN Classic at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the match will benefit MUSC’s autism research unit in the Department of Psychiatry.

Autism affects one in 150 children born today (and one in 94 boys).

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