BENEFITING: INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT INC
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
This year I will be running the NJ Half Marathon on May 1st to raise money for the Institute for Education Achievment (IEA). IEA is a private, non-profit educational program providing highly individualized educational services to students with autism. 2 of those students are my sons. IEA has given my family something that I cannot put a price tag on. HOPE. Each and every day at IEA, children who could not speak are talking. Children who had no interest in others are asking for hugs. Students who could not function in the world are going to birthday parties and playgrounds with their friends and family members. Some students make such significant progress that they are able to graduate and go on to attend public and private schools within their own communities. Families, once devastated by this diagnosis, are now able to go to the movies or out to dinner, or on vacation. For my family, IEA has turned despair into hope, and the future into something to look forward to with anticipation instead of dread. Your donation to IEA means that teachers will be able to forever change the lives of children with autism.
I have set up a team page that includes an entry fee discount for anyone that wants to run with me. Please come out and supports a great cause!