As individuals, we possess unique passions that grow over time. Our experiences-both triumphs and failures-and the people we meet along the way contribute to the development of such passions. It is important to explore the myriad of opportunities presented throughout life in order to determine your passion and then use it to create change.
Mrs. Susan Pereles is currently a Director of Development for Autism Speaks, the national organization that aims to raise funds for autism research and to promote autism awareness. She has been the Race Director of the Autism Speaks 5k race in Potomac, MD for the past 15 years. The race combines her passions for running and for helping others, and it is now the most successful athletic fundraising event for autism in the U.S.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx