Josh & Kyle via Crowdrise
February 16, 2012
We are running the L.A. Marathon on the 18 of March 2012, in support of autism research. We decided on this organization because I have 3 cousins Curtis, James, and Nick, all three have varying levels of autism. You can check out Curtis and James in our photos, however, Nick did not want to be pictured, but sends his love and support! Autism has been a hot topic in government lately, as the process for diagnoses is changing. These changes could take away the benefits and aid it takes to give those, like my cousins, the proper care and medications the need to live comfortable lives. The cause for autism is still unknown; there are many theories, but none conclusive. Please stand with us and autism research by making a donation today!
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. There is currently no cure.
Train 4 Autism
Train 4 Autism is a regoistered 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. Many Train 4 Autism participants are persons competing in their first athletic event ever or athletes that choose to walk a race instead of run – everyone is welcome!