I run in the Mumbai Standard Chartered Marathon every year to show my care and support towards the cause of increasing awareness on Autism. I am doing my bit in raising funds for the Forum for Autism that helps in creating awareness and also actively participates in helping parents of children affected with this disorder. The Forum for Autism, a registered Charitable Trust, is the parent support group, help our parents of the Autistic children in our society. I run the marathon year after year because this provides me with a platform to spread awareness about Autism which in turn can help make a difference to the lives of the underprivileged.
Creating awareness on Autism, Resource to parents for available schools, therapies, doctors, treatment and intervention for children with Autism
And conducting training programs for parents and therapists.
The biggest motivation for me would be the sentiment of 'giving and sharing' and this is what my appeal would be for my supporters. When we first ran for the cause the initial response was warm and this warmth has motivated us on, year after year. There is expectancy all around and that is heartening enough.
It is not that the goal is always achieved but the efforts are unrelenting. As for choosing the cause, it has to be something that you feel very strongly for. Drop by drop fills an ocean and whatever we give is a small contribution.
Friends who have donated through this page. Thank you!