Why I'm Running and Raising:
My cousin, Zeke, is just eight months older than me and is severely autistic. I've always thought that, if I were to run the Boston Marathon one day, I would run it in support of an organization that supports those with autism. I have seen first hand what a difference it can make in the lives of people like Zeke to have people and organizations that care deeply for them, understand them, and can work with them to achieve new heights.
Between October 2019 and June 2020, both Zeke and I will turn 30, and in between, I plan to run the Boston Marathon, raising money for the Flutie Foundation to support others on the autism spectrum.
About the Flutie 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.