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For 12 years, Mike and Lori McKenna hosted The “MIKE” Golf Classic at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, MA. The event was founded in 2009 in honor of their son, Michael, a NECC student who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old. In total, the end of summer event raised more than $700,000 for NECC.

In 2020, the McKenna family creatively transitioned the event to a 100-mile walk along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Mike, together with his son Matt walked 25 miles each day for four consecutive days. This year, Mike is setting his sights even higher and will be walking across the United States to raise awareness for Michael and all the children with autism and their families at NECC.

Beginning in late August 2022, Michael will begin his journey in Southern California with the hope of following the southern route and finishing in Florida in December 2022. Along the way friends, family, colleagues, supporters and more will join him for a few miles to help raise awareness for NECC and autism.

To donate to The MIKE Walk Across America, please click the donate button below.

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Stay tuned for more information and how to follow Mike McKenna on his journey across America.

For more information, contact Kevin Lanciano at [email protected] or Kim Ruscitti at [email protected]