Walks Raise Money, Awareness for Autism

Utica, NY (May 14, 2010) – The Kelberman Center hosted its annual Walk for Autism on April 10 and 24 at sites across the Mohawk Valley. In total, the six walks raised more than $80,000 which will remain local and be used for various programs and services at the Kelberman Center including the Awesome Summer Days camp, Pool Pals, and the Social Skills groups for both adults and children.

The Walk for Autism took place in Oneida, Rome, Utica, New Hartford, Cooperstown, Holland Patent, and Boonville. Each walk featured entertainment, refreshments, activities, and prizes. The annual walks were once again a great success as family and friends enjoyed the morning with others walking for the same cause. “We Walk for One, We Walk for All” was the theme to represent the person that each community member knows who has autism and the one in 110 currently diagnosed.

Kelberman staff would like to thank Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, NYCM Insurance, Gremlin Medical Supply, Wal Mart, and the many other sponsors and hard-working committee members who were instrumental in making this year’s event such a success. For more information about autism or to make additional donations, contact the Kelberman Center at (315) 797-6241.

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