To encourage parents, relatives and friends of those struggling with autism to find a positive outlet by leading an active lifestyle that promotes awareness and raises funds for autism-related charities.
What we do
The Operation Jack Autism Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity created in 2009 in honor of Jack Felsenfeld, who was born in 2003 and is severely autistic. In a nutshell, Operation Jack is one dad’s attempt to make the world a better place so that some good can come out of a lifetime of struggles his son is saddled with. Read more about the foundation’s founder and history!
Most of the funds we raise come from the Operation Jack Marathon, but we also occasionally raise money by building teams through various races. The money raised is always donated to small, autism-related charities in need.
The foundation has no staff and no office and strives to be as cost-effective as possible. The work needed to make the foundation thrive is done on a volunteer basis, primarily by the founder in his spare time. So, it’s always one day at a time, one idea at a time, fighting autism one mile at a time. Through 2018, the foundation and its events have raised approximately $160,000 for charities.