Team Jarhead is a group of Marine veterans, employees and friends of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), their families, and friends, who are dedicated to supporting children and adults with autism. We have joined together to foster greater awareness and understanding of autism and raise money to fund new autism research this year.
As of today, there are 10 people on the team:
5 old Jarheads (Marines whose service began in 1970 or before),
1 old Jarhead's young wife :),
1 young Jarhead and his son with autism,
1 Autism grandfather and longtime OAR friend and runner, and
1 of my all-star staff members at OAR
Thanks to a number of generous Jarhead, autism community, and longtime personal friends, we already met the original goal. Every dollar we raise will move us one step closer to our new goal. Please help by making a contribution to Team Jarhead and sharing this page with your family and friends.
WHY SUPPORT AUTISM RESEARCH?
1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By contributing to Team Jarhead, you’re supporting OAR’s mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.
Why support OAR?
It’s a good cause. Not just my saying that. For the last 5 years OAR has had a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, and is the most highly rated, autism charity at that level. OAR is also “Top-Rated” by Great Nonprofits and has been in all nine years since they established the award.
Simply put, OAR does good work, and every dollar we raise through the Active For Autism 5K will go toward a new autism research study this year.