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The Summit Center's Virtual Autism Walk raises $180,000

Virtual Walk - Different locations, same mission.
Credit: The Summit Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Summit Center's Virtual Autism Walk raised $180,000 to help support services and programs for children, adults and families affected by Autism. 

Over 600 took part in the Virtual Walk where participants were encouraged to to devote 54 minutes of time in honor of the 1 in 54 children impacted by autism.  Families and individuals  took part in weekly challenges leading up the the week long virtual event June 1st - June 6th where participants walked anytime over the course of the week for 54 minutes.   Instead of gathering together at The Summit Center, participants walked in their own neighborhood, in their favorite local park, or in a spot they’ve always wanted to visit.  All participants were advised to adhere to safety and health precautions during thier walks.  

Click here to see some of the highlights/ memories that participants shared on social media.

The Summit Center Virtual Walk raises funds to help children and young adults to return to their second home at Summit when this crisis is over. 

The Summit Center is Western New York’s leading provider of evidence-based educational, behavioral health, adult, and community programs to 1,350 children and adults each year with developmental, social and behavioral challenges. 

For more information on the programs and services provided at The Summit Center visit www.thesummitcenter.org.