We learned about this tremendous effort from our Teamster brother Joseph Mosca, Jr. He wrote on our Facebook page:
This is for a fellow sanitation worker and teamster brother. Running the nyc marathon and trying to raise money for autism. Please share thank you so muchAnd so we followed the link and came to Dennis Palazzola's personal donation page. He has already raised $8,365 for the Nov. 4 NYC Marathon.
He writes on his page:
My Thomas is on the left my Jack is on the right.Thomas was diagnosed with Autism at a very early age(17months)My family's whole world,expectations and purpose changed that very day! as it has for so many families just like mine.No one ever asks for this journey or even expects it,but as a chosen family for this beautiful,trying,challenging journey we are all doing the best we can for these beautiful gifts that are our children.I want to personally thank every person who opened their hearts to support Autism Speaks and Team Up as they continue to tirelessly help all of these beautiful familes.God bless all of you!If you'd like to support your brother in this worthy cause, just go to his page here.
Autism Speaks, according to its web page,
...is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.And remember, 'thugs' stands for Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals.