Jaden's Butterflies was formed many years ago, after my son, Jaden, passed away at the age of 3. His amazing therapy team had the idea to honor his memory and raise money for a cause that is super important! We walked and raised money for several years. After my mom was no longer able to walk with us, we ended our run with Jaden's Butterflies but the support we received each year meant so much. After I began working at the Golisano Autism Center last year, I felt like I was finally honoring his memory again and doing meaningful work every day! It has been the best decision and I have come to call the AutismUp team my very good friends and work family! I see first hand how much love goes into the work they do and how much they change lives. When I first got Jaden's diagnosis 15 years ago, I attended a couple of the early UNYFEAT meetings and it amazes me how far that small group of moms has come! During the COVID-19 crisis, the need is greater than ever. Thank you for being a part of our KiteFlite team! Please join our FUNdraising team or help us fly to the top of the leader board with a donation! We're so glad you joined us to help AutismUp continue to grow, providing programming to more and more families affected by autism.