Lady Leopards to Walk for Autism Speaks

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The Long Meadow Lady Leopards will join the 2012 Greater Waterbury Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Library Park. The 19 women who work at Long Meadow Elementary School have raised funds for research and awareness through individual contributions, dress down days and cupcake sales.

The walk route is a 1.5 mile loop through the streets of Waterbury surrounding the park. Amanda Raus of NBC 30 Connecticut is the emcee for the event. There will be entertainment, local vendors and children activities.

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the United States. Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.

Contact greaterwaterbury@autismspeaks.org for more information on the Greater Waterbury Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

Walkers: Karen Kowtko, Margaret Leibowitz, Maria Kerry, Jacklyn Yudichak, Paulette Criswell, Darlene Tyburski, Julie Caulkins, Jennifer Festa, Karen Weir, Courtney Newcomb, Melissa Winfield, Kathleen Dwyer, Gina Weber, Nancy Jetta, Amy Houlihan, Allison Kimble, Cathie Walters, Debbie Caleca and Ginny Palios


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