Sunday morning, under a cloudless sky, Jay’s Team walked 3.1 miles along the Charles River in Cambridge, thereby raising well over $5000 for autism research. Jay’s Team consisted of twelve grown-ups, four kids, and one dog. Thanks to all of you who donated or joined us for the walk! Here is a link to some pictures over on Flickr.
Almost every bit of the money donated goes directly to research, and even a small amount of progress can make a big difference when leveraged across autistic people all around the world. Jay has benefited from some biomedical research that has occurred in recent years. I like to focus on small achievable gains, but Wendy is always reminding me to think bigger. The motto she chose for this year’s walk is “Dream big, dream of a cure.” That’s a tall order, maybe a hundred years away for all I know, but it’s good to keep the ultimate prize in mind.