Raising Funds For Autism Speaks
Join me in my efforts to support Autism Speaks!
In January I will be running the Dopey Challenge at WDW in an effort to raise funds for Autism Speaks. As you all know, supporting causes that benefit children and adults with special needs is a passion for me. The Dopey Challenge consists of running 48.8 miles in 4 days by running a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon consecutively. This year, my daughter Macey will be joining me for the 5K and my daughter Maddison will be joining me for all 48.8 miles.
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 me reach my goal. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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