BENEFITING: TRAIN 4 AUTISM
ORGANIZER: TRAIN 4 AUTISM
EVENT: 2015 LA Marathon
EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015
My training partner Jennifer Hartman and I are participating in the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon Charity Relay. We are raising funds to help the Train 4 Autism organization and would like to ask for your support. Any amount you can pledge is much appreciated.
Train 4 Autism is a registered 501c3 non-profit that was started by parents, not athletes. Our mission is to support and empower parents and children touched by the disorder by involvement in endurance sport.
What is Autism? Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically affects children between the ages in 18 months to five years of age. Autism currently affects 1 in every 110 children today. It is estimated there are over 1 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some people with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one-on-one care, and are never able to live independently. While others who have less severe symptoms, can communicate, and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you cheering us on at the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 15!!