Smiles for Miles at NSSA’s Jack’s Run for Autism

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May 14, 2016 was a beautiful day for a run along the waterfront at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, NY. Over 200 runners and walkers participated in the 10th Annual Jack’s Run for Autism, a 5k fundraiser put on each spring by Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism.

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Volunteers were on hand bright and early, balloon filling, arrow laying, table cleaning, muffin cutting, tee shirt dispensing – all the things that need to happen before a successful run. We couldn’t do it without their tireless help.

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Thanks to NSSA Board Members pitching in to help.

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Runners get final instructions before the start…

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And they’re off!!!

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Runners and walkers alike, all were there to support a common cause.

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Families ran together…

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Staff tackled the 3.10 mile course.

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There were newcomers…

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And even the family dog!

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Smiling volunteers kept runners on track.

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Congratulations to 13-year-old Sophia Muccini for being the overall race winner and Top Overall Female with a course-breaking record of 19:52.7.

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Congratulations also to Rob Devinney for coming in as Top Overall Male.

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Runners enjoyed a post-race breakfast and games generously provided by local companies:

Bagel Boss, Roslyn

Coco-Cola Refreshments

Holiday Farms of Roslyn

Horn of Plenty of New Hyde Park

Kuck’s Deli, Mineola

Nestle Nesquik

Nestle Water

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New friendships were formed…

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Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth was kind enough to visit the event and proclaim that Saturday, May 14, 2016 be declared a day of special recognition throughout the town of North Hempstead for Jack’s Run for Autism in recognition of its 10th anniversary.

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Prizes were awarded to happy, deserving winners.

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And Jack himself with his family who does so much for Jack’s Run and NSSA.

Thanks to our generous sponsors.

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Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed to making Jack’s Run a success and who continues to support NSSA.