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Christine Lai - NEXT for Autism | Power Pedal

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owner profile imageThank you for helping me raise $10k in 10 days! #nextforautism #powerpedal
April 01, 2017

Thank you everyone who donated to my PowerPedal for Autism Crowdrise fundraiser to benefit NEXT for Autism!!!  Whether it was to support my  See more
Christine Lai

THE STORY:

For the past 12 years, autism has been our "family business."  Spencer lives it, but our whole family - Wesley, Craig, and I - is part of it as well.  We each have a job to do in our "family business" to make sure that Spencer moves forward every day and that this cause moves forward every day.  

We've been lucky - SO lucky - that we've had great resources to support us. But every road has bumps.  A few years ago, our family turned in crisis to the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) to help us through a difficult time.  CADB is the brainchild of NEXT for Autism, an organization that has spent the last 14 years asking "What's Next?" for people on the spectrum.  This year, I've been fortunate to join the  board of NEXT for Autism and I am so proud to support its efforts now and in the future to help Spencer and other people like him on all ends of the autism spectrum.

Those of you who know me know that I eschew most physical activity, but in honor of NEXT for Autism and Autism Awareness Month, this April 30th I will be crawling to the virtual finish line at NEXT for Autism's PowerPedal for Autism event at SoulCycle on E. 63rd Street.  Spencer, Wesley, Craig, and I would so much appreciate your support as I ride (with very little resistance) to support this event and cause which affects us every day.  

Much love and thanks,

Christine 

NEXT for Autism, formerly New York Collaborates for Autism, has spent nearly 15 years building innovative programs including the NYC Autism Charter School, the first charter school for children with autism in NY; the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, a diagnostic, clinical and research facility with NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and soon NEXT for Neighbors, a community-living program for adults with autism, a fast-growing segment of the population. 

$16,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lynne Lee

     

  • Yingsan Lai

    $100

  • Keelin Daly

    $100

  • Beth and Jay Nadel

    $100

  • Mary Chaloupka

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jane Condon

    $100

  • Sharon & Scott Robinson

     

  • Alan Brigish

    $100

  • Martin Family

    $100

  • Kelly and Adam Stanislavsky

    $100

  • Lorin & Staci Radtke

    $100

  • Dexter Morse

    $100

  • Jennifer Neville

    $50

  • George and Mei Huei Lai

    $1,000

  • Jeremy Goldstein

    $500

  • Serena Liew

     

  • Cheryl & Jonathon Packard

    $100

  • Katy Gray

    $50

  • The Ohl Family

    $500

  • gretchen

    $25

  • The Feurtado Family

    $100

  • The Hulme Family

    $100

  • Sarah simmons

     

  • Jessica Murphy

    $50

  • Winston Preparatory School CT

    $100

  • Patty Murphy

    $100

  • The Lavin Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Weiksner Family

     

  • The Elkin Family

    $200

  • Robyn Wasserman

    $150

  • Sara Rawson, Gene Nowak

    $100

  • Andrade Family

     

  • Hood Family

     

  • The Pless Family

    $100

  • The Seidel Family

     

  • Lauren Schwartz

    $50

  • Lois Stark

     

  • Shannon Peifer

    $100

  • Kristin & Mike Kelly

     

  • Suzanne & John Harrison

    $100

  • Lisa Bogut

    $200

  • Catherine Youngman

    $50

  • Nicole,Larry, Sydney and Charles Heath

    $100

  • The Elkind Family

    $500

  • The Lax Family

     

  • Carlos Lu

    $25

  • Kendra Raine

    $100

  • Jeff Kaufman, Steve Colon,& Donavyn

     

  • You're Awesome!

    $500

  • Laurie Heiss and family

     

  • Kris Burbank

     

  • The Hall Family

    $250

  • Neha Leih

    $100

  • Jopi Shen

    $50

  • Sue & Nikhil Khanna

    $100

  • Nicholas and Mitchell Lai

    $100

  • Clayton and Jenn Sherman

    $50

  • Susan Sleeper

     

  • Anne and Andy Moller

    $150

  • Ryan & Leeann Logue

    $100

  • Abramowitz Family

     

  • Alonso Martinez

    $250

  • Phyllis Winham

    $200

  • Marty and Bibi Clarke

    $100

  • Weston & Ann Hicks

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Matitia

     

  • The Russos

    $250

  • Fred and Lisa Trump

    $500

  • The Rathore Family

    $100

  • John & Robyn Babina / MetaRetail

    $250

  • Stephanie Lorraine

    $100

  • Sara C.

    $250

  • The Kim Family

    $1,000

  • Margot Michalski

    $250

  • Michell Setterberg

    $50

  • Melissa Chickering

    $100

  • Go Christine!!! - the Hangs

     

  • Craig, Spencer & Wesley

    $315

  • Cynthia and David Kim

    $1,000

  • Lazar Family

    $250

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108% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lazar Family

Lazar Family

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Cynthia and David Kim

Cynthia and David Kim

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Craig, Spencer & Wesley

Craig, Spencer & Wesley

DONATION: $315

YOU CAN DO IT! LOVE, YOUR FAMILY. 2 years ago

Melissa Chickering

Melissa Chickering

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Michell Setterberg

Michell Setterberg

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Margot Michalski

Margot Michalski

DONATION: $250

Rosemary Michalski 2 years ago

The Kim Family

The Kim Family

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Sara C.

Sara C.

DONATION: $250

Love that you're doing this - good luck! 2 years ago

Stephanie Lorraine

Stephanie Lorraine

DONATION: $100

2 years ago