On May 18, 2019, I will join the local autism community to run/walk in the Eagles Autism Challenge! This is my first fundraiser ever, and I've joined because I think it's important and I want to support families in my community who will be participating.
This event raises funds for the exciting autism research happening across many different institutions in Philly, including the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute, where I work. Last year, this challenge raised $800,000 for my institution alone, which they chose to devote to helping early career researchers pursue exciting questions about modifiable risk factors, early detection and intervention, and how social networks affect adult outcomes.
Our ultimate goal is to help improve the everyday lives of people with autism. All participant-raised funds will go directly to autism research and programs at institutions across Philly including CHOP and Penn, which have also supported my training. I hope you will consider making a donation towards my fundraising goal to help transform the lives of those affected by autism today and tomorrow. Thank you!