Friday, 08 October 2010
I have been selected to run with Team Up! with Autism Speaks in the 2011 Disney Goofy Challenge. The Goofy Challenge is a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday, January 8, 2011 followed by a FULL MARATHON (26.2 miles) on Sunday, January 9, 2011. A total of 39.3 miles in less than 30 hours. Running to help find a cure for autism is something I am driven to do.
Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 110 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.
Team Autism Speaks elite marathon team is my chance to make a difference in the fight against autism by raising money for autism research and heightening public awareness. Please join me in my fight as I raise money to help fund essential research. Would you please consider donating $39.30 ($1.00 for every mile I will run) or $3.93 (only $0.10 for every mile I will run) or any amount you can? You can donate to my online fundraising page using the links at the bottom of this page. Donations can also be mailed to Autism Speaks using the donation form located on my home page or send me a check made out to Autism Speaks.
Thank you for taking an important step in the fight against autism.
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Autism Speaks: HERE
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