I am thrilled to be running in the 2020 Boston Marathon for the Flutie Foundation for my second year in a row!
Last year, thanks to my friends, family, coworkers from Becton Dickinson and supporters, I was able to raise over $70,000 for the Flutie Foundation to help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. My incredible experience with the Flutie Foundation and Dougie’s Team inspired me to increase my involvement. This past spring, Corinne Donaghey and I started the Joseph Chirichella Athletics, a special program within the Flutie Foundation that supports healthy and active lifestyles for people and families with autism. I am excited to continue my partnership with Flutie Foundation, and hope you will support my efforts, so we can change lives for people and families affected by autism.
Thank you for supporting my second quest to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon! I wouldn’t be able to do this without your continued and passionate support. Thank you!
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.