2024 Eagles Autism Challenge 5K – Team ASPE

Posted On: May 22, 2024

At the start line with Philadelphia Eagles players and cheerleaders – including A.J. Brown, E.J. Jenkins, and Landon Dickerson.

On Saturday, May 18th, several members of the ASPE Team laced up their running shoes and gathered at Lincoln Financial Field to walk and run in the 2024 Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge 5K.

The Eagles Autism Challenge is a fundraising event and one-day bike ride, walk, and run dedicated to raising funds and increased acceptance for the broader autism community. The 2024 ASPE 5K Team raised $4,525 in support of this fundraiser, surpassing the team’s goal of $3,500. The entire 2024 Eagles Autism Challenge raised a record setting 8.1+ million dollars, with every dollar going directly toward funding innovative autism research and care programs.

Members of the ASPE Team at Lincoln Financial Field prior to the start of the Eagles Autism 5K. From left to right – Emily Colón (Administrative and Outreach Coordinator), Will Haury (Research Specialist in Hart and Jongens Lab), Ted Brodkin (Co-Director of ASPE, Principal Investigator of Brodkin Lab), Kyuhyun Choi (Postdoctoral Fellow in Fuccillo Lab), Monica Zielinski (Research Specialist in the Zhou Lab), and Thaise Carnero (Postdoctoral Researcher in the Bucan Lab).

The team to cross this year’s finish line was comprised of trainees, staff, and faculty – joined by the entire Eagles organization, and thousands of others from the community.

This being ASPE’s first year participating in the event, the team looks forward to making this event an annual tradition!

Team ASPE with their 5K medals on the field post-race!









Additional Photos from Event