Thanks for stopping by my fundraising page!
I've been a runner since the 5th grade and next year will finally be making the leap to completing my first marathon! 26 miles for the year I turn 26! I'm so incredibly excited, but I won't be able to do it alone and knew I wanted to raise money for a good cause along the way, that's where you and The Flutie Foundation come in. :)
Autism spectum disorder has always been a cause very close to my heart, and this foundation is great because their mission is to help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. They improve the lives of people and families living with autism by helping them find resources and funding advocacy and educational programs. I have always advocated for society to increase it's compassion and embrace neurodiversity instead of looking at ASD as a problem that needs to be solved/cured. By donating to this campaign you are helping improve the lives of those who get pushed to the margins.
You can read more about the foundation below or feel free to send me a message!
Thank you for your love and support <3
About the foundation:
Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 20-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $14 million to schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people affected by autism.
The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its special programs. The Flutie Foundation’s newest initiative, Flutie Spectrum Enterprises, will help create businesses to employ adults with autism.
Learn More | www.flutiefoundation.org
The Flutie Foundation is proud to participate in the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program.