Run Leo Run For Autism

For: Alex Speaks Foundation
Organizer: Latin Rock Inc.
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 67 donors
94% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Autism Awareness & the Alex Speaks Foundation

Alex Speaks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to helping San Francisco Bay Area schools that are serving autistic children every day while raising awareness to the causes and treatments for this silent disease. The Foundation’s goal is to help support children struggling with an autism disorder by contributing to autistic programs at local schools. The Alex Speaks Foundation came about from an annual event that was started in conjunction with the release of the book "The Voices of Latin Rock".

Leo Rosales is a lifelong musician in the Latin Rock field, starting with his being an integral part of the legendary Latin Rock group Malo. Leo Rosales who has come through his own personal challenges, has pledged to run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Patriots Day, April 21st, 2014 to bring awareness for autism as well as raise funds for the Alex Speaks Foundation.

Leo Rosales has been running for over 7 years, having run over 20 marathons (26.2 miles), 50 half marathons (13.1), several 50K’s (31 miles), 50 milers, and 6 and 12 hour ultra endurance races, as well as 1000’s of training miles. One of his greatest goals is to one day run the Boston Marathon. Although he attempted unsuccessfully for 4 years, he never gave up. Finally, in 2012, he ran the Brazen Racing Western Pacific Marathon with a Boston qualifying time of 3:52:07. The official Boston qualifying time was 3:55:00 for his age group of 60 year olds. Leo is privileged and honored to be running in such a prestigious event, in support of such an important cause.

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Latin Rock Inc.
Woohoo! We've reached over half of our goal! So excited to support Leo and the kids in this way. Please keep those donations coming!

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Latin Rock Inc.
We are only $600 away from reaching half of our goal. This World Autism Awareness day, it would be a great day to show your support for Autism Awareness, and for Leo's Run. Thank you to all our supporters!

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Latin Rock Inc.
Thanks to our newest supporters, we are now at one third of our goal! Please give what you can to help the Leo in his run and to support the kids!

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Latin Rock Inc.
Thanks to our recent donors, we are almost one quarter of the way to our goal! We are excited to see the funds coming in, and would love to hit the $2500 mark before the end of the week. Won't you help us acheive our goal? No amount is too small and Leo and the children all thank you!

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Latin Rock Inc.
The donations are starting to come in and we're excited. Would love to tell Leo that we are getting close to our goal, so please consider contributing!

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