PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – For children with autism, the ocean can be a place of peace in a world that feels overwhelming. Surfers Healing is a non-profit organization that hosts free surf camps for individuals with autism. To make this unique therapy accessible, the Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia will be hosting a 5k on Aug. 19.

The event will be held on 4th Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

For more information about how you can get involved, visit Surfers Healing 5k.

This segment of The Hampton Roads Show is sponsored by Papa John’s Pizza of Hampton Roads.