BENEFITING: TRAIN 4 AUTISM
ORGANIZER: TRAIN 4 AUTISM
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2012
When I graduated from high school I was always a busy-body, switching jobs every year because I had no idea what I wanted to do or who I wanted to become. Seven years ago, I met a little girl who was diagnosed with Autism. Working with her has forever changed my life. It was then that I realized that this was what I needed to be doing and since then, I have dedicated my life to helping children and their families affected by Autism.
I'm running to show my support to the families and to raise Autism awareness in the community.
Please support OUR cause and BELIEVE we can all get through this!!
TRAIN 4 AUTISM wrote -
Autism currently affects 1 in every 91 children today. It is estimated there are over 1 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some people with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one-on-one care, and are never able to live independently. While others who have less severe symptoms, can communicate, and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own.
Train 4 Autism is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by parents of children with autism. Train 4 Autism is a foundation dedicated to bringing together a community of athletes, physically active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with Autism and their families. Fund raising and volunteer opportunities for individual athletes, teams and entire families include marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, walks, triathlons, swimming, and cycling events.
Today, there are many treatment centers and research programs all doing vital work, and all carrying different yet important messages and missions. Train 4 Autism provides the infrastructure, technology, and support for participants to raise funds and contribute to the programs about which they are most passionate.
Train 4 Autism is proud to partner with Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). Funds raised with the 2012 OC Marathon Train 4 Autism team benefit TACA in support of the wonderful work that they do for the Autism Community. TACA is a parent founded nonprofit organization based in Orange County CA.
Welcome to the team! Send us your information and we'll connect you with our Team Coach Nadine Echeverrey who will work with you to get you to your goal. We have coached team group runs every weekend. Visit our OC FB Group page for details (when/where).