The triathlon is over but we're still raising funds through Drive4Rebecca to support vital programs for children and young adults with special needs.
Please click the DONATE button on the right to give - whether it is large or small, everything counts!
Drive4Rebecca is an ongoing effort to help all children with special needs by helping their families to become stronger advocates. We raise funds for education, for autism research, and to help increase awareness of autism.
For those of you that are not aware I am planning to compete in the NYC Triathlon on Sunday July 13th,2013. It is an Olympic distance Tri with a mile swim in the Hudson River, a 23 mile bike ride up the West Side Highway and a 6 mile run in Central Park!! As I have done in the past whenever I participate in an event like this I try to combine it with a fund raising effort. Three years ago I ran the NYC Marathon and ran for a charity called the Sommerella Fund which creates opportunities for school chidren in Botswana. This year like last year, I am very excited to be participating in the NYC Triathlon to help raise funds for a charity called The Drive4Rebecca and as well as a very interesting charity called Surfer's Healing which is near and dear to my heart.
Rebecca and her family have been raising funds for years to advance autism research, for education and to help parents become stronger advocates for thier children with special needs. Please feel freee to look at their website www.Drive4Rebecca.org.
My goal is to raise a minimum of $7,000 to help support their efforts. The funds I raise will be split equally between The Drive4Rebecca and cause near and dear to my heart Surfer's Healing.
I am hopeful that you will once again find it in your heart to make a donation to this very worthy cause!! I want to thank you in advance for any contribution you can make to this effort. As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to sponsor me to help continue the good work of Drive4Rebecca and Surfers Healing in helping many children and families cope with this issue, please click on the DONATE button in orange.
Drive 4 Rebecca wrote -
Drive4Rebecca is an official charity team of The 2013 Aquaphor NYC Triathlon!
Drive4Rebecca is an ongoing effort to help children and young adults with special needs. We help families to become stronger advocates and raise funds for education, for autism research and to increase awareness of autism. Thank you for helping us meet our goal of raising $50,000 or more in this event.
Through our amazing athletes, 50% or more of the funds they raise will support their favorite charities listed below that help children and young adults with special needs.
* Adam and Josh are supporting programs for young adults with special needs
* Teresa and Joe are supporting Seaver Autism Center
* Pam is supporting REED Academy
* George is supporting REED Academy and A.skate Foundation
* Gwen, Paul, Jill, Leslie, John and Amy are supporting A.skate Foundation & Surfers Healing
* Sean and Bruce are supporting Autism New Jersey
Look at the photos of our awesome team members and watch the video of Rebecca - she's laughing because she's so happy about all of the amazing athletes who are participating in the 2013 NYC Triathlon to raise funds for so many terrific causes.
Thank you in advance for supporting Drive4Rebecca and all of these wonderful organizations and for helping many children with special needs and their families. To help:
1) Please click on the Donate button or
2) Click on Join The Team button and create a fundraising page just like this one that you can share with your own friends and family to help spread the word and raise money for Team Drive4Rebecca!
Jon and Rebecca