Running for Autism Awareness: NSSA’s 12th Annual Jack’s Run

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In spite of threatening skies, Mother Nature graciously held the rain off til just after the last award was handed out, and NSSA’s 12th Annual Jack’s Run for Autism Awareness went off without a hitch.

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Over 150 runners came out to run and support NSSA.

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Staff, families and even clients participated in the run…

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As well as behind the scenes…

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Jack himself had a great time running!

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There were enthusiastic runners of all ages.

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Congratulations to Overall Winner: 12-year-old Alex Addison and and Top Overall Female: 13-year-old Ishil Kirkhan
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We are grateful to the Miranda and Slone families for starting Jack’s Run 12 years ago in support of their nephew and NSSA.

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We are so appreciative of everyone who helped make this event a success: runners, volunteers, donors, staff and sponsors.

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Thanks to everyone who participated – we look forward to seeing you at future events!

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

i May 19th No Comments by

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.