Whether you’re riding five miles, running around your neighborhood, or walking a mile, on Sunday, May 16, 2021, you’ll help us change the lives of individuals with autism. Any distance makes a difference! We need your support now more than ever. Are you ready to Go the Distance?
Make It Personal
Research shows that when you personalize your fundraising page with your story about your reasons for Going the Distance, your fundraising increases significantly. Tell your story briefly and be sure to use photos and remember to MAKE AN ASK for donations at the end.
Consider creating an "I Go the Distance For" tribute sign. Simply download it here, personalize it with your reason for why you're going the distance, and share it on Facebook using #gtd4autism.
Create a Facebook Fundraiser
Log into your Participant Center on the event website and click "Create a Facebook Fundraiser" to get started. All donations received through Facebook will be credited to your fundraising page and will be deposited directly to your designated program.
Ask for Support
Involve Your Donors
Being connected makes donors feel the power of their support for you and for the cause. Let your donors and supporters know where you are in reaching your goal, how hard you’ve been training for the ride and other personal milestones.
Thank Your Donors
Make sure to thank donors as soon as they donate to you or your team. The system automatically generates a thank you email to all donors, but a personalized message is always appreciated. We’ve created templates for you that can be accessed in your Participant Center.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, yet the most underfunded. According to the CDC, reported rates of children identified with autism spectrum disorder has risen dramatically. In the US, the rate of autism is 1 in 54, while in New Jersey we experience a staggering 1 in 34, the highest in the country.
When you participate in Go the Distance for Autism, you directly impact the lives of children and adults with autism right here in New Jersey. The event brings together four organizations, Alpine Learning Group, EPIC School, Garden Academy, and the REED Foundation for Autism, all of whom are dedicated to building a brighter future for these individuals.
Over the past 10 years, thousands of people in Northern New Jersey and beyond have raised more than $7 million in support of these pre-eminent educational and treatment programs. Help us continue our good work!