Every year, I run races of various distances around the eastern part of the country. So far this year, I have run a 12-hour ultra-marathon in Charleston, SC in order to help raise awareness of Autism with permission of Autism Speaks.
My son Aidan has been directly affected by autism. Aidan struggles every day with a condition that has forever changed the fabric of his life. This cause has been near and dear to me since “Bugga” was diagnosed with autism 3 years ago. He is five now and doing great…thank God. I am so very blessed in every way that I thought I would take the insanity of running long distances and put it to good use.
I am going to run my next ultra-marathon in the beautiful mountains of the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC. The race is the Qu’est-ce que c’est? Aux Montagnes! 12 Hour Run on Saturday, October 27, … Read More »
We are excited to be holding our first 5K/Fun Run event!
A Special Race for A Special Space will be held on October 6, 2012 at Sam Michael’s Park. Same-Day registration begins at 7:30 AM with the race starting at 9:00 AM.
The 1st annual Special Race for A Special Space 5k Run and Walk is designed to be an uplifting community event. The Run/Walk benefits children enrolled at A Special Space Centers located in Charles Town, WV.
We have established this event to contribute to and raise awareness of children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs during National Disability Awareness Month.
Registration is now open on active.com here: http://www.active.com/running/shenandoah-junction-wv/a-special-race-for-a-special-space-2012.
Register now and help us raise awareness and support for our children!
We are happy to announce our grant supporters!
CVS Caremark supported A Special Space by providing a Community Grant in the amount of $1,000.00. Faith Weiner, the Sr. Director, Community Relations, wrote:
We wish you all the best in the year to come and hope that our level of support and commitment will enable your organization to achieve the goals you have defined.
A Special Space thanks CVS Caremark for their support for the mission of A Special Space and the community we serve! Because of their support, we will be able to purchase technology and learning software to help our children learn and develop social and motor skills.
To learn more about CVS Caremark and their grant programs, visit them at their web site: http://info.cvscaremark.com/community/our-impact/community-grants.
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation has graciously bestowed a $5,000 grant to A Special Space from their Berkeley County … Read More »