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Dina Lewis's Fundraising Page

Dina Lewis

Dina Lewis

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page! I am a single mother, by choice, to a kind, beautiful, funny and wonderfully creative 11 year daughter named Hannah who was diagnosed with autism back in 2021. I am so grateful to be able to run the Chicago marathon as a member of the Run for Autism team, to raise money for The Organization for Autism Research and to help bring awareness and support to this cause.

1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By supporting me and 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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