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"Cruising" Nantucket to Raise Money for Autism Speaks

"Cruise Night for Autism Speaks" Kicks into Gear Ahead of Nantucket Walk
August 16, 2013

Location

Nantucket, Mass.
United States

Cruising took on a whole new meaning on Nantucket tonight.

The millionaire yachts were left docked at their slips.

Instead, people from across the island descended upon Don Allen Ford for a car show – in honor of Autism Speaks and the Nantucket Walk.

Kids played in a bounce house while the adults feasted on delicious summer barbecue and checked out the cars- from new to old.   The Autism Speaks Fedex NASCAR car #11 from Joe Gibbs Racing was by far the most popular car.

One kid in particular stole the show.  Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright invited Christopher Duffley, who is blind and autistic, to sing his rendition of "Lean on Me" that brought tears, laughter and cheers from the crowd.

 

 

Bob and Suzanne Wright thanked the crowd for coming out and choosing autism as their cause.

It is the third year, Don Allen owners Bill Tornovish and Erik Evens organized the event. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.

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