Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys:  Fight for Autism

One of the most fascinating and interesting people I know on this planet, Desire Dubounet, has an incredible son named Daniel who happens to be Autistic.  I met Daniel over ten years ago while in Budapest, Hungary and have taken a personal interest in Autism since then.  I work for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® and always look to find ways to work and promote causes I truly believe in so  I was delighted to be contacted by Doug Marrone of ‘Ride For Autism’ through the world of motorcycles.

Autism is a complex neurological disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown. The prevalence of autism has increased tenfold in the past decade, with autism spectrum disorders affecting one in every 91 children in the United States.  Most of these children require a multitude of resources that may include intensive care, extensive therapies, and special education.  (Ride For Autism press release)

The Ride For Autism is a 100% volunteer group dedicated to raising funds benefiting the non-profit entities directly involved with the Autism Spectrum Disorder, by organizing motorcycle fun rides in the Los Angeles area.  The first ride took place in 2005 and it has been growing ever since to become one of the major motorcycle events in the Los Angeles area.
As with most great causes, the Ride For Autism began with  the passion of three people Anthony de la Rosa, Pat de la Rosa and Doug Marrone. Pat and Anthony are parents of Brissa, a 12 year old girl with Autism. Doug is an avid motorcyclist and passionate about this cause. Their passion and efforts have raised over $230 000.00 on behalf of Autism in the Los Angeles area since it’s inception in 2005.
A few of the beneficiaries have been Autism Speaks, Autism Society of America (San Gabriel / Long Beach Chapter and the Los Angeles Chapter), and Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).
The Ride For Autism is Saturday August 7th.  Registration opens at 9am at Laidlaw’s Harley Davidson in Baldwin Park and the ride ends at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana. A continental breakfast is available at the start; and a buffet lunch and a raffle will be held for all attendees at the end of the route.
1.5 million Americans have Autism and not much is known as to the cause.  Chances are you know someone with Autism.  Get out on your motorcycle this weekend and cruise the streets of Los Angeles and Orange Counties while supporting a great cause.

My friend Daniel Nelson, is an amazing musician.  Here Daniel is with two other incredible people, Sue Rado and the infamous Desire Dubounet.
For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, registration information and volunteering, visit
Doug Marrone
310-926-3350 / [email protected]

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