As of 3/27/09, I have reached my personal fundraising goal! But, the Organization for Autism Research stiIl needs your donations! I am participating in this race for my daughter Erin who was diagnosed with autism when she was 3 yrs. old. She is now 7 yrs. old and currently in the first grade. She is non-verbal but she does communicate through signing, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and a portable voice-activated communication device. She is making progress verbally by making different vowel/constanant sounds. But, then there are times she'll say something as clear as day and you ask her to repeat it but she is unable to. So, I know Erin is capable and hopefully one day she'll surprise us! You are donating to great cause for funding autism research. Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism! This is an epidemic! We need your help! Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Thank you for visiting my page!