From the top to the stars: The extraordinary sporting feat for the benefit of children with autism

From the Top to the Stars is an extraordinary sporting achievement for the benefit of children with autism. Alexandre Scott, the Quebecois with a big heart has just completed a marathon, 180 kilometers by bike and the equivalent of an Everest on foot. An incredible sporting challenge to raise awareness about autism and raise funds for the Neurodiversity Foundation.

Llast October 16, 17 and 18, Alexandre Scott set himself a big challenge. As part of the event "From the top to the stars, for autism", this exceptional athlete completed a marathon in 4h30. He then embarked on a 180-kilometer cycling journey. To conclude, he made 24 climbs of the mountain of Bromont in Quebec. Alexandre thus achieved a positive elevation gain of 8 meters… the equivalent of an ascent of Mount Everest!

While his supporters were waiting for Alexandre at the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc, replaced by the UTMB for the planet this year, it is finally on his land that the traileur shone.

The radiant espadrilles team

Alexandre was not alone in this adventure. He was supported by his wife Virginie Desroches and his cousin Cindy Morin. The members of the small team of “radiant espadrilles” together raised more than 2000 dollars. This money will be used by the Small innovation center for autistic children. This respite center welcomes children of an autistic nature between the ages of 24 and 24, 7 hours a day, 7 days a week.

From the top to the stars, a foundation for neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity Foundation aims to mobilize society in order to participate and ensure the sustainability of innovative and daring projects. These projects have beneficial and significant effects for autistic and neurodivergent children. By accomplishing this extraordinary challenge, Alexandre wished to raise public awareness about autism, but also giftedness, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, attention disorders with or without hyperactivity and the constellation of disorders. dys, such as dyslexia, dysphasia or even dyscalculia.

An incredible craze

Public interest was exceptional during this feat. Anonymous athletes, children and partners joined Alexandre's effort, especially during the 24 climbs of the Bromont mountain, well known to Montrealers for its ski resort and mountain biking trails.

Alexandre assures him, he will continue his efforts in favor of autistic children and neurodiversity! He is already thinking of new sporting challenges to take up.