Marathon Run for Els for Autism
Adam du Plooy, a native South African now living in Dubai has qualified for and will run in the Marathon Des Sables in 2010 to raise money for Els for Autism. The endurance contest requires competitors to race 243km/151 miles (equivalent to 5½ regular marathons) across Morocco’s Sahara Dessert over a period of six days. The 30-year old veteran of two Ironman Triathlons, Adam is currently operations manager of the Wild Wati Water Park in Dubai. He feels close to the issue children with autism and will run the race on behalf of Els for Autism and and the Dubai Autism Center.
Ernie Els and his foundation commend Adam and are supportive of his efforts. Els for Autism is focused on finding a cure for autism and developing Centers of Excellence which include educational programs for ages 3-21, on-site medical and specialist services and on-site research facility and lifespan services for young adults 21+. Adam hopes to raise at least $10,000 for Els for Autism.
For more on Adam’s quest go to:http://www.firstgiving.com/adamduplooy4autism