LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/28/11
From Press Release
The Molloy College men’s lacrosse squad owned an active role in helping to get a permanent cure for the autistic disease, as it participated in the recent 2011 Autism Speaks Long Island Walk Now for Autism at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, N.Y.
Kicked off in the Fall of 2000, the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now For Autism is the nation’s most highly-involved walk program for the developmental disorder.
Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism generates key funds for autism research. It also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to fight the disorder.
Head Coach Eric Petrullo (Massapequa, N.Y.) was truly proud of his team, and the effort they made. “Our players got a true sense of how many people deal with autism on a daily basis. There was also a tremendous turnout, as everyone was doing a good thing for a great cause.”