As we continue to monitor the current situation regarding COVID-19 in our community, we have made the decision to postpone the fourth annual Eagles Autism Challenge presented by Lincoln Financial Group, originally scheduled for May 22, 2021. While we won’t have a new date until the football schedule is released, we are targeting late summer or early fall, as we believe this will give us a better opportunity to bring our community together for a transformational event, while at the same time providing a better participant experience.
Join us for the 2021 Eagles Autism Challenge presented by Lincoln Financial Group! Register today to walk, run, or ride with your favorite Eagles players and coaches, while making a transformational impact in the autism community. 100% of participant-raised funds go directly towards autism research and care programs.
Please note that while the 2021 Eagles Autism Challenge is currently scheduled as an in-person event, it is subject to move to an all-virtual format or be rescheduled based on guidance regarding social gatherings and the health and safety of our community, in EAC’s sole discretion.
From Awareness To Action
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. 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.