On Saturday, October 23rd, the Greater Hudson Valley area joined together to celebrate its 3rd Annual Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. More than 600 people gathered together at Rockland County Community College – Field house in Suffern, NY to make a difference for all who struggle with autism.
Each participant and fundraiser played an integral part of Walk day making the day a tremendous success raising over $94,000 for Autism Speaks, funding work in research, family services, advocacy and awareness.
The Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks was held on a picture perfect fall day.
Our amazing Walk chairs Jackie Curtiss and Cathy Zendell along with our amazing Walk committee joyfully cut the ribbon to start the Walk.
Opening ceremonies began with the National Anthem being sung by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Choir directed by Jared Rosenblum. The President of RCCC, Dr. Cliff Wood said a few words of welcome to all our participants. Joe Pittman from DJ Secret entertained the crowd with music and the entertainment for kids included The Bossy Frog and songs from Talina Toscano.
The kids especially enjoyed the bounce houses and activities provided by Tumble Bee Gym and Giant Leaps OT while our families enjoyed the resource fair that included 19 service providers from the local area. To learn more about the Walk, please visit our Facebook page.