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Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy march for green vaccines

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Increasing autism awareness

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy participated in the Green Our Vaccines march on Washington D.C. this week.

Jim and Jenn march for a cause 

As for the purpose? To promote cleaner vaccines and to push for changing the present schedule for children's vaccinations.

Keep in mind McCarthy's son Evan has autism and she wrote a book about the experience and has been an inspiration to millions. McCarthy has done much for raising autism awareness including extensive media appearances and lobby Congress. 

Although specific studies haven't shown a definite link between vaccines and autism, parents remain vigilant about a potential connection. Many parents want national health agencies to reassess the mandatory vaccine schedule.

The overall thought is there are too many vaccinations too soon. They want Congress to re-enact legislation to eliminate mercury and other toxins in vaccinations.

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