Almost 300 people joined Autism Speaks for its 5th annual Sullivan County and Surrounding Areas Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. The Walk took place on Saturday, October 27th at Sullivan County Community College.. Together, the Sullivan Community helped raise nearly $28,000 for Autism Speaks to date, with more coming in every day!
Volunteers from all over the area showed up bright and early Saturday morning to prepare for the coming festivities. We kicked off the Walk with local young adult graduate from Sullivan County Community college who has Autism herself, Julia Stephenson. She was able to relay first hand to the audience her struggles and her success! The signing the national anthem by own committee member Lesia Williams was followed cutting the ribbon! We had special family members of Nancy Richter present to cut the ribbon. Afterwards, the walkers enjoyed donated foods from Stewards Root beer and water donated by New Hope. The children had activities and face painting with the Sullivan county cheer team and with the bounce houses provided by Spencer Daniels Agency.
Thank you to the 2012 sponsors including Crystal Run Village, Jeff Bank, Sullivan Arc, Crystal Run healthcare, Trust Co, and Fallsburg Gas.
A big thank you to our incredible Walk Chair, Kim Tuckey, our amazing Walk Committee and outstanding volunteers!