Jody Newman, with her niece, Katie, and her daughters (Jodie and Sarah) and the Wonder Dog, Lucy…on their patio in the hills of Santa Barbara shortly before Easter. It was a glorious time – warm and delicious, reported Jody Chris Beck with his wife and daughter in front of Buckingham Palace in London. Chris ran the London Marathon to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks. The marathon took place on Sunday, April 26 and Chris reports his time of 3:55:02 which bested his goal of sub-4:00. After an article in The Stow Independent about Chris and his family’s efforts on behalf of their son, Owen, Chris reports they raised almost another $3,000 and are just about at $25,000 with a few still coming in as of May 2.