Michelle Figueroa via Crowdrise
December 02, 2011
BENEFITING: TRAIN 4 AUTISM
ORGANIZER: TRAIN 4 AUTISM
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
Mileage Tracker: 30
My passion for running and being involved in the special needs community is coming together!
My brother George Figueroa, a beautiful 18 year old teenager with autism, has touched my heart and inspired my life with his presence, innocence and laughter.
I ask that you sponsor me in the Los Angeles Marathon 2012 on March 18. The money will go to Train 4 Autism, a nonprofit that supports and empowers parents and children touched by the disorder by involvement in endurance sport.
Any donation, big or small will be greatly appreciated!
TRAIN 4 AUTISM wrote -
Train 4 Autism
Feel the joy of crossing the finish line knowing you’ve helped the autism program/organization of your choice. With Train 4 Autism, you’ll gain courage, strength and make a significant impact in the fight against autism. All levels and abilities are welcomed as 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!
There are several ways to get involved either as an athlete, a sponsor, and/ or a volunteer:
Athletes: You can participate in the 2012 LA Marathon or 5K. Participants register with Train 4 Autism’s Crowdrise Team Page and register for the race. As you train and prepare for your event, you can create your own personal Train 4 Autism Crowdrise webpage, and easily send emails to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers telling them about your event and fundraising efforts. Along the way you’ll network with other Train 4 Autism athletes, coaches, and mentors and be able to celebrate your accomplishments together while also recognizing what a difference you’ve made by raising funds for an organization doing great work in the Autism community! Our coach will help you develop your personalized training plan and you’ll be invited to our weekly group training runs.
As you begin to fundraise you’ll be eligible to earn great incentives:
*Raise $300 get a super cool Train 4 Autism Technical Tee and Running Visor
*Raise $500 get your race entry reimbursed
*Raise $800 get an awesome Train 4 Autism Windbreaker Jacket
*Raise $1,000 get a $100.00 running store gift card
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.
For more information about Train 4 Autism visit our website at www.train4autism.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . To help raise money for 2011 Train 4 Autism LA Marathon Team please donate or join our team on Crowdrise.