Brandon Rust's Fundraiser for Autism Speaks


Join me in my efforts to support Autism Speaks!

This year will be my 8th year running the NYC marathon, and I am raising funds to support a cause that is incredibly important to me, with Autism Speaks.  As some of you know, both of my nephews, Dexter and Max, fall on the spectrum.  While each day offers its only set of challenges for both Dexter and Max, I can confidently say that I have learned more from them than anyone else in my life.  

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. 

Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for the future.

Thank you for helping me reach my goal. Your support is greatly appreciated!

There will be no Angels Run in 2018

We would like to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for the lasting support shown for our cause the Light up the Room Foundation and Angels Run. This year we have made a decision not to hold the Angels Run due to life being busy.  This is our 10th year for the foundation and 10th season a Rust will run the NYC marathon in memory of Karen and to benefit a cause.


Originally, we set out as goals to raise funds for cancer research and over the years have raised well in excess of $100,000 dollars to our cause.  Overtime we have shifted our focus to rotate between cancer research and raising funds for autism research.  This year Brandon is running to raise funds for Autism Speaks you can find out more about why here on his link for fundraising:   Click here to visit my personal page. If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:


Finally, we are considering having a fun day at the end of September or early October.  We have yet to decide what type of event and would appreciate it if you took a minute to complete a survey on dates and events of interest, here:

It has been an amazing journey that without your support we would not have been able to navigate.  Most importantly with heartfelt gratitude we want to thank you for taking interest and caring about the causes that inspire us. 


All the best and much love, the Rust’s 

The Angels Run is pleased to announce that for the 6th year Princeton Radiation Oncology has agreed to be an event sponsor.  When you at the run take a moment to  stop by their table and thank Princeton Radiation for their continued support.

Why I run....
Why I run are personal accounts of the journey of a runner... Please feel welcome to share or send us your own thoughts to include.
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Why I run Brandons journey..
Brandon's thoughts on what inspires him to run....
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Angels Run 2017 @ Hopewell Valley Vineyard !  Registration Open!!

We are ecstatic to announce that the 6th Annual Angels Run is now open for registration.  For our second straight year we will be at the Hopewell Valley Vineyard, see the fun photos and activities below, and we will be endeavoring to make it a better experience than last year.  If you are interested in participating you may register at the following:  Angels Run 2017


We hope to see you all on the 1st of October at the vineyard. The Run/Walk commences at 10am and registration at 9am.

A 5K (3.1 mile) flat meandering course in a vineyard ....that says it all!!

Angels Run is back in Hopewell Valley!  After 3 years holding the event in New York City we have decided to return to our roots in Mercer County, NJ.  We have been able to partner with the Hopewell Valley Vineyard that should be our best event ever.  Hey, who doesn't want good wine and food following a morning workout with friends.  So, please tell your friends about it and save the date Sunday October 1st....the race will commence at 10am.  Look for updates and event promotions in the weeks to come.  For now plan on coming and bring your best friends for wine and fun!!!

Angels Run registration: Angels Run 2017

Hopewell Valley Vineyard - 46 Yard Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534

Angels Run 2017 Save the date
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2014 Gallery

Our Angels - In memory we Run.....2013 Angels Run

Angels Run 2012

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Final Week Newsletter
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Angels Run registration go to the Angels Run tab or follow this link:

 Angels Run 2017

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