Long time NTL volunteer and Elon freshman Ally Russo joins the Triangle Walk for Autism Speaks. Ally was joined by Kim Ford, Tori Ford, Jayna Concannon, Brett Huntley and Julia Keehn as they represented NTL in North Carolina. Leave it to Ally Russo to find a way to include two universities in one day for a great cause. Ally has been a standout out volunteer for NTL over the past 5 years and she has now begun to make her mark at Elon with a new group of friends/volunteers. I want to personally thank Ally and the other volunteers for helping to spread the NTL message of community and giving while supporting the Autism Speaks organization! We miss you Ally, but knowing that you are continuing to influence those around you in an entirely new environment makes the time go by a little easier.
A Note from Ally:
"On April 26th, 2014, a group of us (Kim Ford, Tori Ford, Jayna Concannon, Brett Huntley, Julia Keehn, and myself) drove out to Duke University’s east campus and participated in the Second Annual Triangle Walk for Autism Speaks. The walk was unique in that it was purposefully made into an autism-friendly environment with no amplified sounds or speakers and games for the kids. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States today as 1 in 68 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. With upwards of 1,100 participants, the walk raised over $75,000 in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and, advocate for individuals with autism."
- Allison Russo | Elon University