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Brother’s autism drives teen to swim Sacandaga

Mary-Kate Poulin of Northville, right, and Justine Woodend of Mayfield are two of four Fulton County youths preparing to swim the Sacandaga Lake to raise money for Autism Speaks.
Mary-Kate Poulin of Northville, right, and Justine Woodend of Mayfield are two of four Fulton County youths preparing to swim the Sacandaga Lake to raise money for Autism Speaks.
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The top swimmers on the Gloversville/Mayfield Sea Dragons have stepped to the blocks at pools around the state — but none as large as the Great Sacandaga Lake. And never for a better cause. The “Swim for Autism,” set for Aug. 7, was organized by 15-year-old Mary-Kate Poulin, who decided conquering the lake would kill two birds with one stone: It would shut her father up and it will raise money for the Autism Speaks ...

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