VOLUNTEERS WILL WALK 130 MILES FROM MONTAUK TO BROOKLYN TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR AUTISM!

In 2014, volunteers raised nearly $20,000 walking Long Island to support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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Daily Mixx Fixx

By Michelle DiLungo

On Sunday, May 24th volunteers will be walking 130 miles across Long Island in order to raise money for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

For the third consecutive year in a row, brave individuals will begin their journey at the Montauk Point Lighthouse and will continue all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, May 30th, walking 18.6 miles per day!

All proceeds raised during the lengthy trek will go to the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), the leading service provider for children and adults with autism on Long Island.  DDI Director of Development Dan Rowland said, “I have had the honor and pleasure of working with these students/alumni from St. Johns University for over three years.  I was astounded when they first proposed the idea of doing such an event and then amazed that they are undertaking this journey for the third year in a row.”

Founder and organizer of the walk, John Kenny said, “DDI is an organization that is willing to go the extra mile for the children in its school program, so we decided to go the extra 130 miles for those kids.”

The 130 mile walk will include multiple stops along the way, including several DDI sites.

Donations for the cause can be made here!