This November, I am going to be running in the Harborside Half Marathon. The day that this event falls on would be my cousin, Timothy's, 24th birthday. In his honor, I am hoping to raise money to give back to Autism Speaks. This foundation works to raise money for research on Autism and to promote a greater understanding of Autism throughout society. People with Autism are never less than others - their brains just work a little differently. This will be my second half marathon; I ran my first in Langebaan, South Africa with my mom. Finishing my first half marathon was one of the highlights of my five-month study abroad journey and I am so excited to complete another! Please, don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions and thank you in advance for helping me give back!