Nine seniors from the Waldorf School of Garden City and a number of Waldorf parents participated in the 14th annual Long Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday, October 6th at Jones Beach. James Fahey, a 12th grade parent at Waldorf and the New York State Policy Chair for Autism Speaks, helped to organize the contingency from Waldorf. In total, the event was attended by an estimated 30,000 walkers who helped to raise over $1 million. Through these efforts, Autism Speaks can support autism research, advance advocacy, provide free-of-charge family services and raise awareness. Prior to the walk, the students from Waldorf also had the opportunity to meet Senator Charles Schumer.
“Hats off to Walk Chairs Michael Giangregorio, Danny Ryan, Kathleen Longo Lanese and the entire staff at Autism Speaks for organizing such a successful event!” said Mr. Fahey.
Photo courtesy of Mr. James Fahey.