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Mary Jane Ashkin's Fundraising Page

Mary Jane Ashkin

Mary Jane Ashkin

The Autism community is one of the communities that I have been exploring in most of 2023. At first, I thought autism condition is only social challenges but learned and seen from communities that within in Autism Spectrum can have millions of scenarios of challenges within levels. Within these communities, I found myself inspired on some stories of triumphs of parents and cried on some stories of struggles of parents trying to keep neuro diverse kids or adult safe, advocate healthy and continually functioning within the society. Neuro Diverse person reveal unique strengths or even special powers but also can have mandane functioning challenge. (Pls excuse me if I used the wrong terminology within Autism as I am still learning).

I have dedicated my runs/walk for Autism Awareness and in my little way to hopefully make a little difference in Autism Society ❤️

Learning that it is okay to be different and awkward in our own ways because the universe deserve a diverse expression from each one us.

Please help me support by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Organization for Autism Research's great cause!

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.
$40,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.

10K to the Clubhouse. Keeping It Real!


Ran with Michael Bubble's hat 😛 13.1miles

Half Marathon Thursday 🥰


10K Run! Fall is Definitely HERE! 😍🤩


10 miles run Oct 15, 2023

Colfax Marathon 2023. Finished tired and happy at 5:22 🥰

Calfox Marathon 2023 fundraiser for Autism Society of Colorado. Photo next to 5:30 pacer


Boulderthon Half Marathon October 9, 2024

Autism Awareness Walk Last Sept 2023


raised of $2,000 goal

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