My name is Santino and I am running the NYC Marathon for HeartShare Human Services of New York which supports over 34,000 New Yorkers including my daughter, Julia.
Julia attends The HeartShare School in Brooklyn, a school for students ages 5 to 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, where they experience a curriculum and therapies for a brighter, more independent future.
The team at The HeartShare School works with each child and their family to ensure they reach the highest level of independence, which may mean transitioning to a mainstream public school and one day, caring for themselves, living on their own, working a job and participating in family and community life.
I am running the Marathon to show my daughter that with hard work and determination you can achieve your goals.
Thank you for your support!
HeartShare's Mission Statement
To nurture and support, with dignity and respect, children, adults and families in order to expand opportunities and enhance lives.