I'm running the NYC Marathon for Autism Speaks!
Lili Schroppe / Sheri Miltenberger / Double the Adventure
Will you please support our fundraising efforts?
We have been friends since the first day of college, roommates, bridesmaids, and we are now running a marathon together! We’re excited, but nervous -- 26.2 miles is a long way!
Lili is a lifelong runner, and after many races, this will be her first marathon. Talk about starting at the top! Sheri is a more recent runner and started a daily streak on April 2, 2017 (World Autism Awareness Day!). She’s not fast, but she’s frequent!
Sheri created our team, Double the Adventure, over a decade ago for the Lehigh Valley Autism Speaks Walks in honor of her twins, James & Thomas, who both have autism. When it started, James was also in treatment for leukemia. Thankfully, he has survived cancer, but both will live with autism their whole lives.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Thank you for helping us reach our goal. Your support is greatly appreciated!
xoxo Lili & Sheri
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