The Operation Jack Autism Foundation, a grassroots organization created by autism parents in honor of their son in 2009, aims to motivate those affected by autism to raise money for autism-related charities through participation in endurance running events. The foundation, which has always been managed on a volunteer basis without employees, has made nearly $150K in grants to date.
All proceeds from the 2017 Philadelphia Marathon Team will go to benefit the Pennsylvania chapter of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). Operation Jack has a long-standing association with TACA and is proud to be able to help.
The following is TACA's mission statement:
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.