A 73 Year Old Dad is Running 3,000 Miles
– The Equivalent of Running Across America –
To Help Find The Cause of Autism
PO Box 16544, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
My name is Nick Nickerson and I am running 3,000 Miles with the goal of raising $3,000,000 ($1,000 per mile) to be donated to autism research.
OK...I Agree. This amount is outrageous.
But, would you rather think BIG or think small??
Autism is a BIG problem.
Click Picture To Listen To Ron Stutts Interview of Nick
on WCHL Radio 97.9 FM
Thanksgiving Morning I passed the 1,000 Mile Mark With The Hillsborough Running Club on Their Early Morning Turkey Trot. Thanks All.
Adam with Bronze Metal won at 2019 North Carolina State Special Olympics..congrats Adam!!
Nick finishing 2nd in his age group at the San Francisco Half Marathon – July 31, 2016
In January, 2019 I turned 73 years old. My son, Adam, is autistic. We know the trauma associated with raising an autistic child and the strain it places on the family unit. I don’t want any family to go through the struggles of raising an autistic child so I am dedicating the rest of my life to raising money to be donated to research to find the cause of autism.
The CDC (Center For Disease Control in Atlanta) latest report concludes that 1 in 59 children are impacted to some extent by autism. That is 1.7% of the population. Since these children are generally healthy, there is no reason to think their life expectancy will not be equal to the general population. This is not a sustainable or acceptable burden on our society and its citizens. We must find the cause and eventually prevention of Autism as soon as possible.
Nick’s son Adam holding the Torch of the 2015 Special Olympic World Summer Games as it passed thru Chapel Hill, NC