Dickinson Athletics Autism Awareness Day

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"My sister, Madison, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Isodicentric Syndrome (Dup 15q) when she was one year old. Dup 15q syndrome is one of the most diagnosable forms of Autism. Watching my little sister grow up and face many obstacles was not easy; however, her resilience and strength taught everyone around her the power of love and acceptance. I would not trade any moment I have had with Madison, as I believe she has taught me some of the most important lessons in life. I am lucky to have such an unbreakable bond with someone so special. Dickinson’s Autism Awareness game means so much to me because it involves giving children like Madison the opportunity to thrive and learn. Madison attends the Children’s Therapy Center (CTC) in Fair Lawn, NJ where she is taught the skills and abilities she needs to succeed in the world. The students at CTC are overcoming some of their greatest challenges, whether it is learning how to feed themselves or working their first job. The staff at CTC are making what seemed impossible, possible. I believe every child with Autism deserves the opportunity to receive an education where they can reach their goals and aspirations."     

-Sam Marmo ‘19
Dickinson College Women’s Lacrosse

"Growing up with two brothers on the Autistic spectrum provided me with many moments of frustration and confusion. Yet, despite those few instances it really provided me the opportunity to see and feel unconditional love in its truest form. Through my brothers, Ryan and Nolan, I have met some of the most genuine and most caring people who deserve nothing less than to have the same opportunities and gifts in life that everyone else should. Dickinson’s Autism Awareness game, to me, is not just about raising donations and raising awareness; it is about giving back and showing just a fraction of the love and support I have received from my brothers for the past 21 years and will continue to receive every day of my life."

-Pat Davis ‘20
Dickinson College Baseball

On April 6th the Dickinson College Women’s & Men’s Lacrosse teams, as well as Dickinson’s Baseball team, are celebrating Autism Awareness Day during their games to raise awareness. Please join us in support by donating. All proceeds will go to CTC, where a donation can directly impact the students and staff who are working hard every day. Thank you for your generosity!

For more information about CTC check out this link: http://ctcacademy.org/
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Fundraising team: Dickinson College Lacrosse & Baseball (2)

Samantha Marmo 
Organizer
Raised $1,305 from 17 donations
Fair Lawn, NJ
The Children's Therapy Center 
Registered nonprofit
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Patrick Davis 
Team member
Raised $1,836 from 14 donations
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