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Samantha Rovers's Fundraising Page

Samantha Rovers

Samantha Rovers

This year I am thrilled to announce that I will be running the Chicago Marathon and in doing so, raising money for the Organization for Autism Research.

I was introduced to autism at a very young age through my cousin, Bengi. As young kids, we spent the majority of our days together. As he is six years older than me, I often accompanied him to different therapy sessions and day programs, witnessing firsthand how important these resources are. I am excited to be able to give back to an organization that is funding autism research and providing resources to families and peers of those with autism.

Please help me support Run for Autism 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 44 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.


raised of $2,000 goal


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