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From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson: June 5, 2009

Johnson to Support 5K Run for Autism Awareness

Senator Craig Johnson is encouraging everyone to support this year’s Jack’s Run for Autism Awareness at North Hempstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach) on June 6.
The run will begin at 9 a.m.
All proceeds from the 5K (or 3.1 mile) trek will benefit Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism (NSSA).

The event is the brainchild of Michael Miranda and his wife, Ondine Sloan Miranda, and named after their nephew Jack.

Autism is a neurological disorder affecting portions of the brain that control social interaction, communication and cognitive development. One in every 150 children is born with this disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Once again, I commend Mike and Ondine for spearheading this effort and bringing our community together for such an important cause,” Senator Johnson said.?
North Hempstead Beach Park is located off West Shore Road. To register or to get more information, please go to www.firstgiving.com/nssa.