Mission & Kickoff Event

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Duke on CBS Boston


OUR KICKOFF EVENT was a 100 mile walk completed by Rick “Duke” Dauphinais on the track of Macdonald Stadium in Malden.  The walk began on Thursday, September 21st at 8am and ended on Friday, September 22nd at 6pm.  Duke finished the walk in under 35 hours! Thank you to everyone who came out to walk with him offering your encouragement and support! AND THANK YOU DUKE FOR WALKING 100 MILES!!! A HERO INDEED!

Ashley’s Autism Heroes is a group of individuals who have come together to support families and individuals living with autism, like Ashley.  Ashley is a beautiful and courageous girl living with autism.  Ashley’s parents, know first-hand the financial hardships that are placed on a family raising a child with autism. Costs can include paying for neuro-psychological evaluations not covered by insurance, enrollment in a special autism summer camp and  co-pays for home therapy services.  The list goes on and on.
OUR MISSION is to provide financial assistance to families raising a child with autism. Families will benefit from funds raised via events sponsored by Ashley’s Autism Heroes as well as corporate and private donations.  The funds will be given out in the form of direct pay grants to cover expenses related to the care of a child with autism.

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