An open letter to the community:
My heart swelled with pride this past Saturday as I looked upon the sea of riders assembled along Cross Bay Boulevard.
It was the first annual Loop, a bike ride to benefit the NYFAC Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and what a show of support we received.
More than 200 people showed up to pedal, 75 gave of their time – and even more provided sponsorships and came out to our thank- you barbecue.
Together, we raised nearly $15,000.
The day’s success showed me the power of community. It proved that people by nature are good-hearted and will come together to support a good cause.
It also pointed to how important volunteers are to our success – and how grateful we are to those who are ever ready, willing and able to lend a hand and give back.
As the NYFAC Foundation continues to grow, we will continue to strive to “better the lives of those with autism.”
We thank you, the community, for all your support over the years and look forward to a great future together.