Autism Awareness Walk raises $15K

Autism Awareness Walk raises $15K
Canton's Autism Awareness Walk raised $15,000 (Source: WWNY)

CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Canton's Autism Awareness Walk raised $15,000.

Close to 400 walkers and volunteers met Saturday morning in Canton's village park for the 12th annual walk to benefit the ARC Jefferson - St. Lawrence.

Jeff Cole once again had the honor of hosting the event and seeing many friends.

The proceeds will help the ARC Jefferson - St. Lawrence support 175 youth in St. Lawrence County who are on the autism spectrum and also help provide educational resources for family members.

This year, a large donation came in from the Brotherhood of Mizfitz Motorcycle Riding Club for $855.

The ARC Jefferson - St. Lawrence wants to thank the SUNY Canton men's hockey team; 30 of them helped set up around 7 a.m. and then tear down hours later. When the walk needed someone to help do face painting for the kids, the team stepped up and got the job done.

This year’s theme was story book characters and it was great to see many participants dressed up. Congratulations to the community for a great fundraiser.

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