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Northeast Pennsylvania Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 View Comments

Over 550 walkers came out on August 26th to celebrate another year in Victory circle for the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.  The Walk, achieving goal on Walk day, raised over $36,000 to support our families who are touched by autism!

Walkers were treated to a photo session in the famed Victory Circle with the Autism Speaks NASCAR.  Geoffrey from Toys”R”Us and Red from the Red Robin greeted and played with the children.   Red even made the almost two mile trek around the course!   A true treat was found on the Tours of a local helicopter from Lehigh Valley Medical Center was a big hit and a true treat for everyone.  Our resource fair of over 15 booths from local businesses offered a wealth of knowledge for our families.

Our sincere thanks go to the Dan Dougherty and Sandy Deleon from the Raceway for their support.  They have opened their doors and their hearts to our families.  A big THANK YOU to our committee members, led by Walk Chairs Tia-Marie Fritz and Jessica Alexandre, for their hard work and dedication in making this a HUGE success! 


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