Tina Cantu

Tina Cantu currently works with her husband in his neurosurgery practice at Emerson Hospital as a nurse and attorney. She also does contract law, labor law work and sports medicine law as a consultant.

Doug & Laurie Flutie

Doug & Laurie Flutie met as high school sweethearts in Natick, MA and have two children - Alexa & Doug, Jr. They created The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism in 1998 after Doug, Jr., was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Realizing the difficulties that many families with children with autism encountered on a daily basis, the Fluties decided that they wanted to form a foundation to help those who were less fortunate.

Dougie's Team FAQs

What is Dougies Team?

Dougie’s Team consists of individuals who live life to the fullest by participating in a variety of sporting events to raise money for the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.

Why should I run for Dougie’s Team?

When you run for Dougie’s Team, you help spread the word about autism and raise funds for critical supports and services that help people with autism live life to the fullest.

By competing for Dougie’s Team you will receive:

Fundraising Tips

Now that you've registered with Dougie’s Team and are beginning to train for your event, it’s time to start focusing on fundraising.

We know, we know … nobody likes to ask other people for money. But with a little help from our online fundraising website, and some tips and tools from a variety of other resources, you’ll be on your way in no time.


Start your fundraising early! In fact, start your fundraising today. Procrastination will not work. The sooner you begin, the easier it will be.

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Dougies Team

WHAT...Dougie’s Team consists of individuals who participate in a variety of sporting events to raise money for the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.  Some have a family member, close friend or colleague who is living with autism. Others are runners looking to add some meaning to thier next marathon. Some are simply moved by the story of Doug & Laurie Flutie, whose personal experience of having a child diagnosed with autism, inspired them to help others.  Whatever your motivation, we welcome you! 

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