This month, I’m tackling the STWM hat-trick: a 5K, 10K AND half marathon to raise funds (and awareness!) for the Asperger's Society of Ontario (ASO). Yes, I am that crazy - but you already knew that! :D
What you might not know is that ASO offers FREE services to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community across Ontario... including a free helpline where anyone with a need, question or concern about ASD can get personalized, direct support from someone who understands their unique needs. It's a charity very close to my heart that supports thousands of people and families across Ontario every year. The charity doesn't receive government funding and relies on donations from amazing people like YOU in order to operate.
COVID has been hard on the ASO, and on the people we serve. ASO can only continue providing free services with YOUR help. When you sponsor me, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the money goes to ASO and is used for service provision.
Now, unless I reach my fundraising goal, the event becomes just a plain FITNESS EXERCISE. We can't be having me running around for EXERCISE purposes. That's just plain mad. But if you sponsor me… $5, $10, $20, $100… it becomes ENTERTAINMENT! For YOU! You get the immense joy of imagining AP tearing through the streets in the early morning light (and probably freezing cold rain), sweating and swearing and just plain miserable! That's gotta be worth at least $20 of pity money! Just think of it like you're sponsoring a Super hero! Who wouldn't want to sponsor Supergirl!? Friends, family, amazing people: pledging this week's coffee money to support my cause means making a measurable difference in the lives of people with ASD and those who support them. OOH! That would make you a superhero too! Matching capes!?
Your donation supports ASO - Asperger's Society of Ontario!
ASO is the only non-profit charity organization in Ontario dedicated solely to Asperger's/ASD1, and the only to provide free services and support to everyone in the ASD1 community, including adults.
The Scotiabank Waterfront Toronto Marathon is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Your donation plays an important role in improving awareness of Asperger's/ASD1 and supporting our community across Ontario. Thanks to donors like you, we'll be doing a happy dance across the finish line this October!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 28||Mary Pat||$20.00|
|Oct 27||Mary and Lee||$200.00|
|Oct 21||Mom and Dad||$100.00|