York College Society Chapter Joins the Autism Speaks Walk
By B. Pasapane on May/18/2015
The Society chapter at York College recently participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest grassroots autism walk program and the signature fundraising and awareness event for Autism Speaks. The walk takes place in many communities across the United States and Canada, including Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y., where more than 3,000 people—including Society members from York—attended. The chapter’s involvement was organized by Community Service Chair Dolkar Tseki.
Members were asked to wear black and gray to represent the Society.
Above, York College Chapter President Emmanuela Accimeus leads the walk.
York’s chapter exceeded its fundraising goal, as 23 members donated a total of $717. That money will go toward helping fund Autism Speaks’ research. In all, $223,245 was raised at the Queens event.
..............A few Society members excited to start the walk
Both the York College chapter leadership and the National Office are proud of our members representing the Society and helping to bring a change in their community.
Executive Board Members: President- Emmanuela Accimeus, Vice President Betsy Millord, Treasurer Arti Bankay, IT Coordinator Justin Sam, Community Service Chair Dolkar Tseki, Secretary Joshua Shuck, and Publicity Chair Rosmady Liriano.