Two Fathers Show Support For Autism Awareness Through Racing Marc Miller and Jeff Mosing will race for more than a win at Road Atlanta HOLLAND, MI (April 29, 2009) -- If you were to ask Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup teammates, Marc Miller and...
Two Fathers Show Support For Autism Awareness Through Racing
Marc Miller and Jeff Mosing will race for more than a win at Road Atlanta
HOLLAND, MI (April 29, 2009) -- If you were to ask Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup teammates, Marc Miller and Jeff Mosing, what they have most in common, you would expect to hear that they both have an undying passion for motorsports and live for the competition racing offers. While those are both true, Marc and Jeff would tell you about something much closer to their hearts, their race for autism.
Not only will Marc and Jeff be working together on the track for a good result this weekend at "The Mitty" at Road Atlanta, they will also be working together to raise funds and awareness for autism. Both racers are fathers of a child with autism, giving them added motivation to promote something that is near and dear to their hearts. Marc and Jeff have combined their passion for racing and their love for their children by teaming up with www.racenowforautism.org, a website that helps promote those who race for the cause and distributes funds to charitable organizations that can help benefit families affected by autism.
"This is a great opportunity for me as both a father and a professional driver," said Miller. "It isn't often that I can leave for a race weekend, but still feel like I am making a big impact in my son's life. Hopefully this effort can make an impact in many families lives as well."
"I am proud that I have the opportunity to run the RaceNowForAutism.org car," said Mosing. "It provides my family with a sense of pride and purpose and I look forward to working with the site to promote autism awareness throughout the year."
Their goal is not to just help their children's future, but more importantly to help the sixty-seven children that are diagnosed with autism each day. With efforts like Marc and Jeff's and the help of many others, a better life can be a reality for the ever-increasing number of children with autism.
"With insurance companies rarely, if ever, covering therapies or medical needs related to autism spectrum disorder, there is a major need for support from the community," said Jacquelyn Miller, a RaceNowForAutism.org representative. "1 in 150 children are being diagnosed with autism and there are organizations out there that provide much needed support, programs and therapies for families that need it. The goal of racenowforautism.org is to help these families get what they need."
Facts about autism:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability with a new diagnoses occurring every 20 minutes. Autism typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
For more information about autism and how you can Race Now for Autism, visit www.RaceNowForAutism.org. For information on the Mazda MX-5 Cup series, visit www.MX-5Cup.com.