THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION has a Boston Marathon Official Charity Program that " began in 1989 and since then has grown to support as many as 30+ charities each year. " This is a reminder; if you are running a personal competition and have not had to pay a registration fee, consider donating that amount you would have spent on registration, or a portion of it to your favorite charity. See the GENEROSITY page for some suggestions and information on how to check up on how wisely you are spending your charity dollars through Charitynavigator.org.
One of the charities listed on the Boston Marathon's Official Charity Program is The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, which receives a high rating on the Charity Navigator listings. Tomorrow's post will highlight how running helped one family struggling with the effects of autism. Autism Speaks is a well known charity that has increased awareness with a national presence has a lower overall score on Charity Navigator.
(This post was corrected at 11:12 am)
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