2022 Flutie 5k for Autism   ○   Team Marc   ○   5k at Lookout Farm

Donna Tambascio

October 16, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am

Auntie for Team Marc, forever!

Hi Friends.

Hello Friends. It's Marc's Auntie Donna and I'm reaching out as I've been doing for the past several years to ask for your support. My goofy, energetic, HARD WORKING nephew, Marc is on the autism spectrum, so for him, managing relationships, building meaningful friendships, and navigating school and social situations takes a lot more more effort than it does for most of us. He's trying to fit in, while more often than not, others don't know how to adjust and meet him where he is. But we all keep learning -- family, friends, teachers, clinicians, and strangers. And he puts in the effort often (even as a teenager on the verge of adulthood), with the encouragement of his devoted parents and brother.

The Doug Flutie Foundation has been a constant support in Marc's life, providing resources that enable Marc to take part in important skill-building, wellness, and recreational activities, and to help cover costs of therapeutic and medical care that insurance doesn't. So Team Marc is convening again this year for the Flutie 5K, a fun family event that raises essential funds and brings families living with autism together. I will walk on October 16th and appreciate any donation you can give to the Flutie Foundation in recognition of Marc and my love for him.

And for those of you who have been following our relationships over the years, yes, we do still do monthly sleepovers--although COVID disrupted that for a good year and we just missed our first month! Riding the trains remains a favorite activity and while the MBTA has been a huge disappointment in 2022, I must share that the train and bus drivers treat Marc wonderfully and don't fail to wave, say hello, and answer his questions, without hesitation.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for your support, in any way you are able. Auntie Donna

My 5k Details

When I am running:

Where I am running:

$561.50

achieved

$750.00

goal

of your goal reached

My Supporters

  • Julie Tambascio Go Team Marc!!! October 2022 $52.50
  • Jennifer Grossman Go Donna!! September 2022
  • Debra McCauley Way to go Team Marc! September 2022 $105.00
  • Erika Kates Celebrating Donna’s devotion to her nephew September 2022
  • joyce iodice September 2022 $25.00
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  • Debra McCauley Way to go Team Marc! September 2022 $105.00
  • Kathy Kaufmann The world is a better place because of all of your efforts on behalf of so many, Donna! September 2022 $105.00
  • Julie Tambascio Go Team Marc!!! October 2022 $52.50
  • Marie Bossi September 2022 $26.25
  • joyce iodice September 2022 $25.00
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My Teammates

  • Donna Tambascio Donna Tambascio $561.50
  • IT Isabelle Tambascio $430.00
  • Stacy Greendlinger Stacy Greendlinger Team Captain $85.00
  • KM Kim McLeod $43.75
  • LR Lucy Rufo $38.50
  • DR Don Reed $36.75
  • CR Caroline Rufo $35.00
  • JR John Rufo $35.00
  • DC Dale Cumberbatch $35.00
  • EC Elizabeth Cumberbatch $35.00
  • MT Marc Tambascio $35.00
  • ST Scott Tambascio $35.00
  • JT John Tambascio $35.00
  • KG Kristine Guan $35.00
  • MM Molly McLeod $35.00
  • RO Ross O'Connor $35.00
  • BM Brian McLeod $35.00
  • SM Sean McLeod $35.00
  • RG Risa Greendlinger $35.00
  • BT Brianna Tambascio $35.00
  • DG Daniel Gourdoukis $35.00
  • BT Barbara Tambascio $35.00
  • AR Alice Rufo $35.00
  • AC Al Cogan $35.00
  • MG Morgan Gredenius $35.00
  • EC Emerson Cumberbatch $15.00
  • DC Danae Cumberbatch $15.00