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Hundreds Attend the 2023 Waterfront Run/Walk 

On Sunday (9/10/2023) CrimsonRise sponsored a Waterfront Run/Walk For Autism at Wolfes Pond on Staten Island. Hundreds attended to run the beautiful 1k and 5k course or to join in the one-mile walk. Others were there to watch and lend their support.

The event was dedicated to the late Nick D’Amora, one of CrimsonRise’s co-founders, in recognition of his extraordinary commitment and contribution to the organization and to Spelling-to-Communicate (S2C).

We were there for the races, but many were inspired to speak on camera about CrimsonRise and S2C.

Photo of Nicholas D Amora

“…There are so many millions that we still need to reach”

Nicholas D’Amora

Nick put a bright light on the truth that autism is more of a motor and sensory disorder than a cognitive one. Everyone he touched was inspired by his dedication to fostering hope, change, and empowerment…and his legacy lives on.

Join us in raising awareness and breaking down barriers. Your support–financial, personal, and moral–is helping us meet the needs of the the nonspeaking autistic community to which Nick belonged.

Our Generous Sponsors



Cristofer Puleo
Lakshmi Rao Sankar & Shanx Ravisankar 

Tee Shirt


Barbara and Billy D’Amora 




Finish Line 


Ameeta & Varun Gosain



Jim and Karen Raffone
Susanne and Paul Cannella
Barry Simon & Donna Maxon-Simon

Tee Shirt Sleeve and Hemline


Grace Foundation of NY
Empire State Bank
Jimmy Max
Rosemary Andrews
Darren Siriani
Scott Tierney
Bobby Jones
John Arancio

Food and beverage


Ronnie’s Sandwich Shoppe
Mocktail Mart
Paula Delfino
Charles Fleming
Noreen Galiano
Giovanella Stewart
The Asofsky Family
Jenise Craig