St. John’s alums raise funds for autism with walk from Brooklyn Bridge to Montauk

St. John’s alums raise funds for autism with walk from Brooklyn Bridge to MontaukBy Darran Simon | Newsday.com

They gathered on the Brooklyn Bridge early Sunday, St. John’s University graduates and friends wearing neon T-shirts, and set off on foot for Montauk Point — 130 miles away.

For the second year, the walk from the bridge to the beach through Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, about 18 miles a day, will raise money for a Smithtown nonprofit that serves children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The trek ends Saturday at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

For some in the group, the walk is a chance to contribute to a cause that they are close to, and do community service — a commitment they said was fostered while students at St. John’s.

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