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Many of you know that I am running the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on November 7th. I will be able to do so because a great number of you helped me raise the required funds for Autism Speaks to get me there as a charity runner. Through your generosity I have raised over $3,000. I am deeply grateful. A few people however have asked me to remind them where to go to send donations. I would like to request that you send them to a new destination.

Before I run, I will walk.

Next Sunday, our little family will be participating in the Greater Boston Autism Speaks Walk at Suffolk Downs. I have to admit I have been hesitant in writing this post. After all that you did for my drive to run New York, I did not want you to feel that I was going back to the well too soon and too many times. That said, if you have already donated to my New York fundraiser, please know this post is not directed toward you (though please feel free). If you did not have a chance to donate to my run, but want to help, please consider donating here. It is our team’s fund raising page for this year’s walk. We are Team Umizoomi (my little Brookelet’s choice). Last year you helped us raise so much that I was allowed to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game – an opportunity of a lifetime.

Throwing out the first pitch on Autism Awareness Night at Fenway in 2009

I’m going to steal the wife’s letter from her page:

Because autism awareness is as important to my baby girl as any other tool we can give her.

Because she desperately needs acceptance, encouragement and understanding.

Because she deserves compassion and love.

Because with the right tools, there is nothing she can’t do.

Because 1 in 110 children is just too many.

Because no child should have to hurt.

Because there is nothing we wouldn’t do for our girl, but we can’t do this alone.

Please, donate whatever you can. Join our team. Walk with us here in Boston or join us in raising funds and walking virtually from wherever you are.

Because together, we CAN and we WILL make a better world for people with autism.

On behalf of my family and so many others like us, thank you. From the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t do this without you.


My Little Super Brooke

Once again, if you have already given, please don’t feel like I am coming back to you, but maybe you could pass this post along. But if you haven’t donated yet, please consider giving to, joining and walking with (virtually or IRL) Team Umizoomi.

The link is —>HERE<— or click on the picture of Super Brooke!

Thank You,

Luau

PS – just let me know if you do, that way I can thank you properly!

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