Eagles Autism Challenge Eagles Autism Challenge

The 3rd annual Eagles Autism Challenge presented by Lincoln Financial Group has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 26. If we are unable to host the event in-person, we will move to an all-virtual format the same day. In addition, any participant who does not feel comfortable or is unable to attend on Sept. 26 may participate virtually.

While the event itself will look a little different this year, our commitment to funding the most innovative research and care and improving the lives of those affected by autism remains unchanged. Now more than ever, the autism community needs our support, and we thank you for your continued dedication to our mission.

Today, millions of people around the world are connected to autism. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 people under 21 living in the United States are on the autism spectrum, making it the fastest-growing developmental disorder. For Eagles owner and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, it is personal. With autism in his own family, Lurie knows his is just one of many families dealing with this condition and has seen firsthand the difference the right resources can make.

At the Eagles, we take our responsibility to the community very seriously and look for how to best leverage our brand and ability to bring people together in order to drive critical resources and funding to autism. We want to give a voice to families who live with autism – the ones who are out there every day advocating, promoting, supporting and seeking out opportunities for their loved ones.

One organization can’t do it alone, so we are partnering with thought leaders to advance scientific breakthroughs. Together all of us can shift from autism awareness to action for transformational impact, not only in Philadelphia but throughout the country and the world.

The Eagles Autism Challenge is dedicated to raising funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of autism. By providing the necessary resources to doctors and scientists at leading institutions, we will be able to assist those currently affected by autism as well as future generations. Our event aims to inspire and engage the community, so together, we can provide much needed support to make a lasting impact in the field of autism.

It is difficult for a single institution to address the complex medical and scientific issues presented by the condition of autism, so we have created a coalition with our founding beneficiary partners – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.  This coalition will bring fresh ways of thinking and additional resources to the field of autism research. What we learn here will be shared nationally and globally, so that everyone affected by autism can benefit from our collaborative efforts. We know that with your support we will be advancing autism research together.


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