An estimated 1 in 68 children (1 of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are diagnosed with autism in the United States according to statistics released from the CDC in 2015. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of a person’s life and influences that individual’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism affects everyone differently and to varying degrees of severity. It is characterized by repetitive behaviors, difficulties in social interaction, and difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication. Some people with autism are severely affected, meaning perhaps they are non-verbal, may require constant one-on-one care, and may never be able to live independently. While others who have less severe symptoms can communicate and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own. Those who receive an early diagnosis, intense behavioral intervention, and speech therapy may lead typical lives. Not all people diagnosed with autism receive such an early diagnosis or enjoy this outcome. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
This is where you come in. You can help improve the lives of families touched by autism. Please consider making a donation, no amount is too small, and anything you can manage will be appreciated. All donations and race proceeds will go to this year’s beneficiary.
Sponsorship levels are listed below.
Sponsorship Levels (Cash or in-kind donations)
$20 (Curiosity Level): Name on website
$50 (Exploration Level): Name with link on website & listed on back of shirt, + 50% off 1 race entry
$100 (Discovery Level): Name with link on website & small logo on back of shirt, + 50% off 2 race entries
$200 (Creativity Level): Name with link on website & small logo on back of shirt, signs on course, + 50% off 4 race entries
$500 (Realization Level): Name with link on website & large logo on back of shirt, signs on course, + 50% off 6 race entries
Ready to make a gift? Click HERE!
If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to Team CJ and mail to:
2780 Johnson Mill Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837.
Questions? Contact us today!