It matters. Empowered by the great success of Autism Walks around the country, 2 years ago, Team Up! Autism Speaks was born. "Run, Ride or Tri" with Team Up! for a myriad of athletic challenges throughout the year. As an official charity at these events, Autism Speaks reaps the benefits of participants' fundraising efforts, while the runner, cyclist, triathlete, mountain climber, etc. receives so much more.
|Inaugural Disney Tinker Bell Half Marathon|
I run! At 53, I felt compelled to run my first half marathon with Team Up! Autism Speaks. When my boy was given the label of autism 16 years ago, there was no support system or organization in place to shepherd us through. How my husband and I would have cherished the lifeline that is Autism Speaks. I have discovered that there is a special bond amongst runners who achieve a common goal; how much more poignant is the kinship that exists in a like-minded community that understands and sponsors the long journey of every autistic family. Next up, Disney's The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend. Like Autism Speaks, we've only just begun...
Many thanks to Donna for being my guest during Autism Awareness Month! You can connect with her at distherapy.com