Bagels played a role in contributing to Autism Awareness today in the Minot Community.
Today is National Bagel and Lox Day and the Minot Bagel Stop decided to celebrate it by raising money and awareness for the Autism Speaks Campaign.
For each bagel and lox or bagel and cream cheese combination that was purchased, 25-cents was donated to Autism Speaks.
According to the Autism Speaks campaign, Autism affects 1 in 88 children and costs a family $60,000 dollars a year on average.
Owner of the Bagel Stop Dan Pfau (FOW.. RYTHMS WITH HOW) says the Bagel Stop is proud to help in anyway for one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in the U.S.
Last year the Bagel Stop raised over 250-dollars in bagel sales and hope to increase it this year.
(Dan Pfau, Manager, Owner, Bagel Stop, Minot) "It is just such a wonderful cause. There is such a large amount of percentages of children with autism and so it is just a great thing to make people aware of it."
This is the Bagel Stop's second year of celebrating National Bagel and Lox Day by contributing to the Autism Speaks Campaign.