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Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Recap 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 View Comments

The fifth anniversary Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks was held on a beautiful Fall Saturday at the Rockland County Community College on October 13th in Suffern, NY.  Our friends, family, therapists, sponsors and supporters, 1,000 strong, walked the beautiful campus of RCC and surpassed our goal of $118,500 raising over $125,00 and counting. CONGRATULATIONS!

The children’s entertainment area which featured inflatables, face painting and craft tables provided great fun for children of all ages.  We were fortunate to have 16 local autism resource providers join us in to provide autism information and resources to all of our participants.

Our Walk Chairs, Patti Phelan and Tracey Austin-Shannon kicked off the start of our Walk day by greeting all the walks participants followed by remarks from Congresswoman Nita Lowey.  All of our participants enjoyed a special musical presentation from Talina Toscano , singing her newly released song “Just Be Nice”.   We also enjoyed music from The Bossy Frog Band and a spectacular pre-Walk warm up(with a little Latin flair)  by Clara Munoz-Feliciano. 

Special thank you to our 2012 Greater Hudson Valley Walk Chairs and Walk Committee members for their tireless efforts. A very special thanks to our sponsors:  Toys R’ Us and Babies R’ Us, Crystal Run Village, Inc., Giant Leaps, OT, Gayle Georgetti & Kate Kennedy,  Kildonan School, The Law Office of Patricia S. Phelan and Unite Water.

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