About Evans Run
The Evan Henry Foundation for Autism is a nonprofit organization that has been established in memory of Evan Henry. Evan was an 11 year old child from Norwell Massachusetts who was diagnosed with autism and who accidentally drowned in July, 2000. Evan’s family and friends would like him to be remembered as a happy and loving child who taught others the true meaning of patience and compassion. Autism occurs in as many as 1 in 67 individuals and interferes with the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Autism is the third most common developmental disability. Through this foundation we intend to accomplish the following goals.
1. To fund programs and/or projects which will benefit individuals with autism and their families.
2. To promote awareness and education by funding educational programs and research related to autism.
3. To promote financial assistance to those who are caring for an autistic child / family member to improve their level of functioning.
The funds from this foundation will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and families affected by autism or individuals on a case by case basis.
Visit the profiles of our fundraisers below to learn more about why they are supporting the cause!