On April 15th, I am running the Boston Marathon for The New England Center for Children (NECC) to raise money for children with autism. This is my first marathon and I am thrilled to be part of team NECC. According to latest data, 1 in 59 children have autism. Supporting my run raises critical funds for research and education, providing greater access to specialized services, and ensuring a bright future for these children and their families. NECC's patented Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia iPad App, enables their research-based programming to be used by special educators and students around the globe. This is viewed by many as one of Massachusetts' most important exports. NECC also educates children in more than 50 public school partner classrooms throughout the northeast, and hundreds of children in their day and residential programs at their Southborough campus. Please help me support this great cause. Together we can literally change the world for these children.