Giving back to others is an integral part of the mission of the ACE Summit.   During each Summit one or more events are designed to give back to local and national non-profit organizations.  At the 2017 ACE Summit, the proceeds of the book signing with Michael Massimino were donated to Achilles International.  More information about the mission of Achilles International is below.

The mission of Achilles International is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.

Specialized programs include the Achilles Freedom Team which serves wounded military personnel and veterans; Achilles Kids which provides training, race opportunities, and an in-school program for children with disabilities; the Achilles Para-triathlon Team which expands our running program into biking and swimming; Achilles Chapter workouts, plus our signature race Hope & Possibility which takes place in several cities worldwide. 

Achilles International brings the largest field of athletes with disabilities (AWD) to the TCS NYC Marathon and is the recognized authority in shaping  AWD divisions in marathons nationwide.

While their programs focus on running, the truth is, running is simply the tool for accomplishing  their main objective: to bring hope, inspiration, and the joys of achievement to all.