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Lauren Russell's Fundraising Page

Lauren Russell

Lauren Russell

Hi everyone!

I am thrilled to fundraise for OAR. Many of you have met my little brother Ryan, and those who haven't are missing out on his goofy spirit and funny antics. It is truly an honor to run for autism awareness and research. Autism is part of my family's every day life, and I feel immensely passionate about driving awareness and supporting the cause.....enough to run a marathon. I'll leave it at that, or as Ry would say, "put a clam in it."

I am endlessly grateful 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 $2,000 goal


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