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JP Destreza

JP Destreza

I am thrilled to share that I have the opportunity to run both the 2024 Chicago and New York City Marathons this Fall with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). This cause is incredibly close to my heart, as you know my 8-year-old daughter, Emilia, is on the autism spectrum.

Emilia's courage and determination inspire me daily, and I am running to support her and others like her. By participating in this marathon, I aim to raise awareness and funds for autism research, helping to improve the lives of those within the autism community.

Please consider donating to support this vital cause. Your generosity will contribute to crucial research and resources, making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with autism and their families. Thank you for your support!

1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM team, you’re supporting OAR’s mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.

Here are some of the ways that OAR uses the funds raised by the RUN FOR AUTISM team:

$10 provides a Curriculum in a Box professional development set to general education teachers.
$25 provides 15 copies of A Guide to Safety to families and first responders.
$100 provides the Kit for Kids peer education resource to an entire elementary or middle school.
$150 provides 100 copies of a Life Journey through Autism guidebook sent to a community support group or military installation.
$1,000 provides a research grant for a graduate student studying autism.
$3,000 provides a scholarship for a student with autism to attend college.
$50,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.


raised of $5,000 goal


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