NECC resident raising funds through Falmouth Road Race

Above: Scott Lawson is raising funds for the center he’s called home for the past 34 years. (Photo from his fundraising site)

On August 16th, 12,000 runners will gather at Woods Hole for the 43rd Falmouth Road Race. One of those runners taking on the 7 mile course deserves a spotlight.

This summer, 46 year old Scott Lawson is running to raise funds for Southborough’s The New England Center for Children. It’s an important cause for him, since he has lived at the center for the last 34 years.

NECC shared the news that one of their running team members is a resident with autism:

In 1981 when Scott came to NECC at the age of 12, there was very little autism awareness and very few organizations offering adequate services. Scott’s late father Warren, a Sharon native, made it his mission to find the best education and services available for his son, and found that NECC was the only organization that could fully meet his child’s needs. Over his many years at NECC, Scott has flourished into a wonderful, caring man who inspires everyone around him. He loves to run, and frequently tells his teacher (and Falmouth Road Race running partner) how good he feels after a long training run. When Scott is not working at his job at Sun Life Financial, he can be found bowling, playing mini-golf, singing karaoke, or cheering for his niece Brittany at her many gymnastics meets. Scott’s love of running is not the only reason he will be at the start line on August 16; he truly feels a sense of gratitude for all that NECC has given him, and it’s important to him that he give back. He says as much on his online fundraising page, which he wrote himself.

Scott’s sincerity and desire to give back seems to be working very well so far. Just hours after launching his fundraising website, Scott surpassed his original fundraising goal (which he has now raised) and received donations from all 5 of his former NECC case managers, now scattered across the country. To date, Scott has raised over $1300 for NECC and remains the top fundraiser of all 10 runners on Team NECC.

Click here for Lawson’s fundraising page.

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