2019 Eagles Autism Challenge Raised More Than $3.5 Million
What a beautiful day we had for the 2nd annual Eagles Autism Challenge! Thanks to each and every one of the 23,501 donors and 3,651 participants, this year’s event raised more than $3.5 million to support research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at CHOP, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Jefferson Health. This is the second year that an impressive number of superhero participants gathered at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field to bike, run, or walk alongside Eagles players and coaches to raise money and awareness for our breakthroughs in ASD. The funds raised from last year’s Eagles Autism Challenge are currently helping our scientists conduct research into the neurological pathways that connect ASD and epilepsy, learn more about ASD and co-occurring anxiety and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and evaluate the impact of a family navigator to support families. Read more about the CHOP projects currently funded by the inaugural Eagles Autism Challenge.