COVID-19 forced us to re-schedule our 5K. Then it forced us to go virtual. This opened the door for me to run instead of being race day support. Love it!
The pandemic has also placed a huge question mark over over our fundraising projections for the fall. So, Team Jarhead's mission is to run, have fun, and help OAR raise enough money to fund a new OAR research study this year. OAR wants to raise at least $40,000. Team Jarhead plans to raise at least $2,500. You can help by joining Team Jarhead (prior USMC not required, Friend of Mike is sufficient!) or donating. Thank you in advance.
Please help me support OAR by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance OAR's great mission!
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 54 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.