My name is Dana and this is my 3rd year as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading squad and 3rdyear participating in the Eagles Autism Challenge. The Eagles Organization takes part in many community service activities and this cause is especially close to my heart, as my family has been directly impacted by autism. One out of every 59 children is diagnosed with autism. My quest to participate and raise funds for this event is personal because of a special young man, named Sebastian.
Sebastian is a loving and energetic young man with a contagious giggle that could make anyone smile. He faces many challenges each day, including his inability to verbally communicate. Being able to successfully participate and raise funds for this worthy cause, gives me great hope that I will be contributing to help improve the quality of life for individuals that are diagnosed with autism.
My cheerleading teammates along with the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization and thousands of Philadelphia area residents who will ride, run or walk to raise funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of autism. 100% of participant-raised funds will go directly towards autism research and programs at a coalition of leading institutions including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.
I need your support to reach my goal and assist those currently affected as well as future generations. Every dollar counts! No amount donated is too small.