Ana Lyon to Run Boston Marathon 2022

Ana Lyon is proud to be running for UOD
on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Ana in UOD TshirtHi Everyone!!
I have the incredible opportunity again to partner and support a wonderful organization called Understanding Our Differences (UOD) in this year’s 2022 Boston Marathon!! UOD provides a disability awareness program for public schools. Previously, the curriculum was in the classroom however during the pandemic they have tailored their program for an online learning environment.

Having a child on the spectrum I feel very connected with this program and their mission. So many parents like myself worry about the urgent need for understanding, inclusion, and connection for their children of all abilities. UOD helps foster that by teaching children about different disabilities such as Visual and Hearing Impairment, ASD, Physical, Intellectual and Learning Disabilities, Allergic Conditions, Diabetes, and Epilepsy. Children who participate in the program gain knowledge of a range of disabilities, develop understanding and respect through hands-on, experiential learning, and expand perceptions of how people are different and the same. Most importantly they become more comfortable talking and reaching out to people with disabilities and are less likely to engage in or tolerate bullying.

–Ana Lyon

Help her reach her fundraising goal of $7,000.

“Please consider making a donation and support this essential program in fostering inclusive culture and combating bullying in our schools and communities!

Thank you, and see you at the finish line.”

— Ana Lyon

Donate online:

     Or mail your check to:

Understanding Our Differences
P.O. Box 600671
Newton, MA 02460
Attn: Boston Marathon – Ana Lyon