Hannah Quigley, of Rumson, will be running the 2023 Boston Marathon as a member of Dougie’s Team for Autism supporting The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Quigley will be raising money to help the Flutie Foundation continue to fund programs that help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest.
The Flutie Foundation provides direct financial support to families to relieve the financial burden of caring for a loved one with autism and collaborative grant-making to autism-serving organizations. The Flutie Foundation works toward creating opportunities for people with autism to lead lives where they are included, respected and engaged in their communities.
“I am so excited to be a part of Dougie’s Team for Autism,” Quigley said.
For more information on how to support Quigley and Dougie’s Team, visit secure.qgiv.com/event/dougiesteamboston2023.
Former NFL Quarterback Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 25-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed almost $20 million to schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people affected by autism. The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its partnerships and special initiatives.