Monday, October 18, 2010

5K For Autism

This Saturday I will be participating in a 5K race for the Virginia Walk for Autism. The Walk, and associated fundraisers, benefits autism families in the Northern Virginia area. Families apply for mini-grants that can be used towards autism-related expenses. One of the great travesties of our nation's health care system is that it does not require insurance companies to pay for autism-related treatments and therapies, even if they are medically necessary and even if the therapies have been proven effective using scientific method. We are blessed to have therapies available for Noe. Even though he is far from cured of his autism, we have seen his progress and know he would be a different child without them. Even so, we spend more each month on his therapies than we do on our home mortgage! Many families just don't have the resources to treat their child without outside organizations to help such as this one.

I was thinking it would be cool to raise 5k for the 5k, but that seemed a little ambitious in a week's time. If you can, please consider donating to Team Noe. Thank you!

How can you say no to that cute little face?

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