Giving Back

Millburn High School Autism Awareness Club's Cycling Event a Success

MHS seniors Julia Truitt (Club President and Founder), Elyse Kuo, Sarah Leventhal and Lucy Blevins.
L-R: Enjoying after cycling pizza and camaraderie are MHS seniors: Back row Kelly Cavender, Lucy Blevins and Michelle Belgrod. Middle row: Sarah Leventhal. Front row: Elyse Kuo, Julia Truitt (Club President and Founder), Sarah Feigelman, Carrie Wolf (Club Vice President), Gauri Chopra and Sarah Lipmann
L-R, Back row: Roger Askins (Club Advisor and MHS Transition Coordinator teacher), William Miron (Millburn High School Principal), Next to back row: MHS seniors Lucy Blevins, Sarah Leventhal, Sarah Feigelman, Carrie Wolf (Club Vice President), Julia Truitt (Club President and Founder) and Elyse Kuo. Second row: Cyclist and Short Hills resident Ellen Serruto, MHS senior Gauri Chopra, MHS freshman Vytas Belzer and MHS senior Sarah Lipman. Front row, MHS seniors Kelly Cavender and Michelle Belgrod

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Millburn High School Autism Awareness Club held a fundraiser, "The Awareness Cycle," on Friday, February 7, at SoulCycle on Morris Turnpike.  Participants raised over $1,400 while enjoying a professionally coached cardio-cycling work out.

With those funds, the club will continue to raise awareness of autism in the school and community, along with the message of compassion, understanding, acceptance and inclusion.  The event was generously sponsored by SoulCycle, Short Hills. 

Coming up in March, the MHS Autism Awareness Club will host the annual school dance-a-thon and in April, the club is planning many activities for Millburn Autism Awareness Month, including decorating the school hallways in blue and distributing blue light bulbs as a part of Autism Speaks' international Light It Up Blue initiative.

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