We donate it to Autism Speaks.
Teamsters Local 25 in Boston donated the proceeds from its annual "Light Up The Night" gala to the organization, which funds research into causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks, thanked the Teamsters at a reception in suburban Boston:
We are incredibly grateful to have the support of Teamsters Local 25. Sean O'Brien has become a powerful voice and advocate for families living with autism. In addition to raising significant revenue, his leadership, passion and commitment have led to the passage of autism insurance reform legislation in Massachusetts and greater awareness in the community.Here's what Sean O'Brien had to say:
This event gets better and better each year. We have a lot of fun but at the end of the night it's all about raising money for autism. We're thrilled to be able to donate $240,000 to local autism charities.Makes you proud to be a Teamster!