I am running the Chicago Marathon on October 8th in memory of my older brother Tim, who was on the autism spectrum and died in April. Please help me support this cause 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!
Throughout my training I will also frequently be posting memories and photos of my brother as well as funny memes he previously had shared on social media. Feel free to revisit this page for updates!
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM? 1 in 36 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.
Ran the Chicago Marathon on October 8th! Grateful to the Organism for Autism Research for this opportunity. Donations still accepted through 10/22!
Since Halloween is around the corner! :) Here's something fun Tim posted last Halloween.
One of my favorite social media posts, particularly as it was the last social media post my brother specifically posted for me to my social media profile.
On the lighter side, one of my brother's more recently shared memes from social media.
A few weeks ago, my younger siblings and I visited southern California for Tim's birthday and reminisced about our time there as kids and our time with him on a special sibling trip we took in 2017. This is a post my sister shared from that trip.
Happy birthday, Tim ❤ 🎉 🎂 🎁
A fond memory I have of my brother was from his high school track meet. He was still running the track as they set up for the next race. As I watched him, I was so proud; he pushed hard to finish, even though the others had long completed the race.
One of my brother's more recent posts. Seems appropriate for marathon training. :)
My brother loved to explore, especially if it had to do with finding little creatures. He had several different small animals, crustaceans, and reptiles as pets during his life.