BENEFITING: REED ACADEMY INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2012
I am going to participate in a Tough Mudder Challenge on October 20th in Englishtown, NJ. If you have been sleeping under a rock and don't know what Tough Mudder is by now, you can click the link: http://toughmudder.com/. In a nutshell, its a 10-12 mile run through more than 20 obstacles complete with fire pits, mud, greased monkey bars, more mud, barbed wire, more mud and finishing with a run through hanging eletrical wires!! !!
WHY would I do this? Two reasons. First, goals, no matter how insane, are good for you. But more importantly, I want to raise money for an outstanding cause that is very close to my heart - The REED Academy. http://www.reedacademy.org
Here's the scoop on REED Academy and why it's important. Please read this because I am confident that you either have a family member, or a friend, or a relative that has a child with autism.
Nearly 14 years ago, my nephew Christopher was diagnosed with autism. My sister Mary and her husband, Rob, along with four other families were desperate…their toddlers had autism and were not receiving the most appropriate services to meet their individual needs. Together in 2003, the five families started REED Academy, a non-profit school for children with autism and began operating out of a small synagogue basement before moving to a church in Garfield. Finally in 2011 REED moved to its permanent state-of-the-art facility in Oakland, NJ! It was a dream come true. The facility includes an Adult Services wing to support the ever growing population of adolescents and adults with autism who have life-long needs. None of this would be possible without the incredible support of our generous donors over the years! REED Academy is privately run and receives no state or federal funding to remain open ~ survives only through philanthropic support.
So, here's where you come in. Please donate as much as you can by clicking on the orange "DONATE" button above. Every dollar means something and your support will make a HUGE difference in the life of my nephew Christopher and all of the other children at REED Academy.
Thank you so much for anything you can pledge!! And if you make a donation, I promise to send you a really embarrassing picture of me during, or after, the Tough Mudder!!