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Please join me, and the NEEDS Center team in surpassing our fundraising goal for the Flutie 5k.100% of donations received will go directly to the NEEDS Center to continue our mission of providing education, training, and support to individuals with Autism and developmental disabilities to assist them to live as independently as possible.


Join me in reaching my goal for Dougie's Epic Adventure: A Magical Flutie 5K, to raise critical funds for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism to help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest! 

Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 22-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $15 million to partner schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people and families affected by autism.The Flutie Foundation also provides direct financial support to families through initiatives like education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, to provide immediate help where it's needed the most.

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Aug 28 Marieta H Undisclosed amount
Aug 25 Anonymous $158.25
Aug 25 Anonymous $26.38