I am excited to announce that I have been selected to run the 2024 TCS London Marathon with the Run for Autism Team! I am grateful to start my fundraising efforts in support of Organization for Autism Research (OAR)’s mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families.
While this isn’t my first marathon, it is a dream of mine to run all six (6) of the Abbott World Marathon Majors; completing London will gain me my second star. I’m honored to have a chance to advance my long-term goal while raising money for such a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 – the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of OAR’s seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of autistic children and adults, OAR sets out to use applied science to answer questions that autistic individuals, their parents, families, teachers, and caregivers confront daily. I encourage you to read more about this wonderful organization here: researchautism.org
Your donation will help build acceptance, fund research, provide resources, and support the autism community to live better lives. Please consider donating today and help me cross the finish line in 2024!
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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.
$30,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.