Helping children with autism and Running the Boston Marathon - 2 passions in 1


Pieter Wessel Help Autism

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Hello, I am Pieter Wessel, Dutch, father of 2 boys, a tax lawyer and partner in Deloitte, a passionate marathon runner and fund raiser. On 21 April 2014 I will run my dream marathon in Boston. My running is also a tribute to my both sons: to Alex because of enormous struggles and victories in the last years and to my oldest son Carel because of his almost unnatural maturity and understanding. The way he plays tennis, inspires and motivates me in my running career.

My request

I wholeheartedly appeal and encourage you to donate for one of 3 carefully selected social projects raising funds for specialized therapy and social integration of children with autistic and other development disorders in Romania and Bulgaria. Below you can choose one of the preselected amounts or chose your own amount.

Special achievement scheme

A marathon is a race with yourself. I am more than dedicated to cross my limits, make personal best time and help as much as possible those children in need. Of course every contribution is welcome. I like achievements. Therefore, I have introduced a result based contribution. After deciding on and paying your base amount you can reward me for special achievements on my marathon time. E.g. you commit:

25% extra if I do better than my personal best of 3:16:37 hours but more than 3:10 hours OR 50% if between 3:00 and 3:10 hours OR 100% if better than 3:00 hours (my dream time).

If I make it, you remit the extra amount after the marathon. You can indicate your participation in the special achievement scheme by ticking the box.

If you want to make a personal, tailor-made commitment, feel free of course. Please write it down in the ‘Message box’.

The donor with the highest contribution will be awarded with a unique race T-shirt of the Boston Marathon 2014.

I will personally match 10% of all your donations.

Thank you

Recomandă-le prietenilor această campanie.

în beneficiul


Help Autism

Asociația Help Autism se implică activ în derularea de programe de conștientizare a autismului, diagnostic precoce și intervenție timpurie pentru copiii cu autism. 

Autismul este o tulburare severă de dezvoltare, de natură neuro-biologică, ce se manifestă în jurul vârstei de 2 ani. Copilul prezintă capacitate scăzută de a interacționa și de a comunica, de a se integra și relaționa social. Nu există tratament care să vindece autismul. Există doar intervenții terapeutice care ajută persoanele cu autism să devină funcționale și să se integreze în societate.

The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts. It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer, the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing eve


31 Donații

29 May 2014
congrats again
28 May 2014
23 May 2014
22 May 2014
14 May 2014
13 May 2014
Well done for beating your PB and earning additional donations, Pieter!!
13 May 2014
First time when I am glad loosing a bet :) And since I run also and I know how big achievement is your result (a dream for me) I have decided to consider it at the >50% incentive level :) Congratulations one again!
23 Apr 2014
Bravo, Pieter! Now take a rest and think what comes next.
22 Apr 2014
Congratulations for such a beautiful undertaking !! Mara, Alex, Magda & Valenti
22 Apr 2014
22 Apr 2014
My dear friend, I'm really proud of you!!!
22 Apr 2014
Hi Pieter, go for it! I know you can do it and I like the idea to connect your dreams and believes with these charities! Take care in Boston and see you soon.
20 Apr 2014
Go Peter! I budgeted to double the amount.
18 Apr 2014
Best of luck, Pieter! Just think how great it would be to break the 3h barrier of all places in Boston and wtih that double our contributions to the noble causes that you relentlessly support yourslef.
17 Apr 2014
17 Apr 2014
You can do better then -3:00 hours!!! GO and GOOD LUCK!
16 Apr 2014
Good luck! and God bless you! GO GO GO Pieter!!!!
16 Apr 2014
Amazing cause and amazing challenge! Good luck, Pieter, and enjoy the run!!
15 Apr 2014
Wow Pieter, you are an incredible example for me, I will watch you live on Monday, go go go!!
15 Apr 2014
Go get them, Pieter!
15 Apr 2014
Good luck! Hope you will beat the 3h at the marathon of your dream! It is inspiring that you linked your personal hobby with helping others!
14 Apr 2014
Forza Pieter, you will do it!!! We will support you move by move. Alex & Toni
14 Apr 2014
14 Apr 2014
Pieter, it's a great idea to have sponsorship linked to your personal ambition. Wishing you all the best!
13 Apr 2014
Great idea Pieter. All the best for the run. Already an impressive time, go beat it!!
12 Apr 2014
Go Pieter!
11 Apr 2014
Pieter, best of luck on your quest. Your attention to improving society inspires us all.
11 Apr 2014
1,780 RON
Good luck! Not your best picture though!
11 Apr 2014
Good luck Pieter!!
11 Apr 2014
Pieter Wessel : Help Autism
Helping children with autism and Running the Boston Marathon - 2 passions in 1