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Starting on Friday April 1, and continuing for 24hrs, Adam went above and beyond both physically and mentally for Kerry’s Place #Autism Services on #WorldAutismAwarenessDay! We at Kerry’s Place want to thank Adam, his family, and the York Regional Police Association for an incredible 24 hours!

#AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAwarenessDay #AutismAcceptance #WAAD2021 #WAAD #WorldAutismAwarenessDay

By John Cudmore
The Star via yorkregion.com

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Adam McEachern knows he is in for a very long day later this week.

No matter how it ends, though, he can be assured his effort will be met with approval in at least one corner.

The 15-year veteran constable with York Regional Police is bidding to raise funds for Kerry’s Place Autism Services in Aurora when he embarks on a gruelling 24-hour CrossFit challenge starting April 1.

McEachern is testing his physical and mental limits when he challenges himself for the punishing Murph Challenge workout. His challenge starts at 8 p.m. at the York Regional Police Association building in Newmarket. If all goes to plan, it ends at the same time April 2 with 17 full rotations to his credit.

April 2 is designated as World Autism Day.

McEachern, 47, need not look far for inspiration. His own son, Caleb, now 7, was diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder just over three years ago.

“This is more about awareness and a journey with my son for me,” said McEachern of his eldest of two sons, who idolizes Terry Fox. “He’s a special young man. We’ve worked with Kerry’s Place and others to figure out how the world looks to him.”