Posted by: Autism Speaks | October 21, 2009

Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Danny Curtiss walks with his team, Danny’s Biggest Fans.

Danny Curtiss walks with his team, Danny’s Biggest Fans.

On Saturday, October 17, 300 participants joined the second annual Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Stony Point, N.Y. Many thanks go to returning Walk Chair Jackie Curtiss for making the Greater Hudson Valley Walk, which raised nearly $86,000, such a success.

Despite the Nor’easter that blew in on Walk day, there was plenty of fun to be had this year for children of all ages! The Lower Hudson Valley Youth Choir, which is made up of more than 50 youth members from throughout the Greater Hudson Valley area, some who have autism, performed the national anthem. Participants of all ages were then entertained by nationally recognized children’s music bands The Bossy Frog and The Uncle Brothers Band. Walkers, from toddlers to grandparents, were hopping like frogs, clapping their hands, singing and dancing to the music all morning long.

Read more about the Walk here and become a fan of the Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Facebook.

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Responses

  1. I live in Wilmington, NC and my step-son has Autism. Is there a way to establish a walk for Autism event here in my area?

    • Hi Julie, You can contact Carolinas@autismspeaks.org for help getting a fundraising event started in your area.


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