Operation Jack started in 2009 as an attempt by a dad, Sam Felsenfeld, to do whatever he could to make some good out of the struggles his severely-autistic son goes through. From running 61 marathons in 2010 to creating an annual marathon to building a series of races across the country to cutting back when the burdens of life became too much, Sam has tried and succeeded and failed and celebrated and struggled and keeps pushing forward, doing what he can to fight autism. It's his never-ending goal for his son Jack to have an impact on the world, to help other kids like him.
The Operation Jack Autism Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity, with no staff, no office, minimal overhead and a small volunteer crew of autism parents, autism grandparents and some all-around good people. Your donations go to small autism-related organizations that appreciate the support and help people without waste. They also give that dad a pat on the back and tell him, keep it up, keep trying to make the world a better place!