Anna Tuzzolo Raises $5,800 for autism charity

Anna Tuzzolo (From Facebook)

Anna Tuzzolo (From Facebook)

Anna Tuzzolo, Long Island, New York 13, did a virtual walk of 90-miles from her hometown of East Quogue to Montauk Point and raised $5,800 for the Flying Point Foundation for Autism. Autism Daily Newscast first reported this story here.

Her Facebook page, ‘Anna’s Walk to Montauk’ states:

“Anna completed her walk and she would like to thank everyone who helped her attain her goal. The outpouring of support from family, friends, fellow campers, community members and teachers, and complete strangers was amazing. So if you joined her for a walk, made a donation, honked when you drove by, or simply offered words of encouragement, we thank you.”

Camp Flying Point is run by the Flying Point Foundation for Autism and was founded by Kim Covell, a mother who has a son with autism.

The idea for the virtual walk came from when Anna completed a 5k walk last autumn with one of her teachers.

Her mother, Patty, who is a Flying Point Foundation for Autism board member, wanted to find a way to help her daughter raise money and awareness for Flying Point.

She then came up with the idea for her daughter to virtually walk 90 miles to Montauk with friends and relatives.

Patty gathered support by regularly posting updates with photos and walking times on the Facebook page.

Patty told that her daughter now has her sights set on a virtual Walk Across America in April, which is Autism Awareness month.

The full article on the Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch website by Lisa Finn can be found here

For more on the story and her thanks to all those who helped, watch Anna’s You Tube video below:

Editor’s Note: We would like to send our congratulations to Anna as one of the many unsung heroes for raising autism awareness.