Reading Resident Running the Boston Marathon to Support The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

Kaleigh Flagg will run as part of Dougie’s Team raising money for important autism programs

Boston, MA – Kaleigh Flagg of Reading will be running the 2021 Boston Marathon as a member of Dougie’s Team supporting The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Flagg will be raising money to help the Flutie Foundation continue to fund programs that help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest.

The Flutie Foundation provides direct financial support to families to relieve the financial burden of caring for a loved one with autism, and collaborative grant-making to autism-serving organizations. The Flutie Foundation works towards creating opportunities for people with autism to lead lives where they are included, respected, and engaged in their communities.

Flagg is an ABA therapist working with young children with autism. Since starting her career in 2019, she fell in love with it and is now pursuing her Master’s Degree at Fitchburg State to become a BCBA. Flagg was captain of her college women’s cross country team and has completed two marathons in the past. This will be her first Boston Marathon running for a charitable organization.

“Since I can remember, I have always had a deep love and passion for what I do and the community I serve. It means everything to me to be able to represent the children I work with through the Boston Marathon!” says Flagg.

For more information on how to support Kaleigh and Dougie’s Team, visit:


Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 20-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $15 million to schools and organizations that provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports, and more for people affected by autism. The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its partnerships and special initiatives.  

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