A group of kids in Port Chester got a jump on Sunday’s big fund-raising walk for autism research by holding a school dance-a-thon and raising more than $1,000 for the cause.
Check out Brandon Molano and Jennifer Segura, in the photos, showing their best moves.
Sunday’s walk and community-resource fair, organized by the group Autism Speaks, will be at New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains. The campus will be home to a new Institute for Brain Development, focusing on autism treatment and research, sometime in late 2012.
Teller will be taking part in the walk with Emil’s Extreme Team, inspired by 18-year-old Rye Brook resident Emil Jensen. He and his mother, Doris Perez, have been working hard to support autism research. A few years back, they pressed for the Empire State Building to be lit up in blue every Aug. 1 and 2, symbolizing World Autism Awareness Day. Read more about them in this Journal News story.