While this race is put on by Operation Jack, 90 percent of the proceeds for the race will stay in the Kansas City area, fighting autism. The local beneficiary is Autism Society – The Heartland. 10 percent will stay with Operation Jack to help autism-related charities in need across the country.
Autism Society – The Heartland
Autism Society -The Heartland (ASH), a 501(c)3 charity, provides monthly support groups and various family socials throughout the year, including quarterly birthday parties and sensory friendly pictures with Santa. Through a scholarship program, kids on the autism spectrum are able to attend camps and receive financial help for needed therapy and education. Parents are also able to attend educational seminars and conferences dealing with all aspects of autism that included therapy options, health and nutrition.