10/6/2013 9:24:00 PM
GOLF WALKS FOR AUTISM SPEAKS
WANTAGH, N.Y.- The Dowling College golf team participated in the 2013 Long Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks event this afternoon at Jones Beach. Today’s event raised over $824,000 for Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners and served as vice chairman, General Electric, and chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.