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Sofia Perez's Fundraising Page

Sofia Perez

Sofia Perez

Hi everyone!

Thanks for visiting my donation page! After my 5th half marathon (the GO! St. Louis) in 2022, I decided to make it my goal that my next big race would be a full marathon.

I'm training to run the 2023 Chicago Marathon and am fundraising for the Organization for Autism Research. This organization is doing some really cool work to help people with autism and their families. I feel connected to OAR because of the amazing life my aunt Gigi dedicated to serving kids with autism, and I will continue to be inspired by her gift of connecting with kids. I was lucky enough to serve alongside her for a short while in 2017 and got to witness firsthand the major difference and impact that caring adults and resources can provide to this community.

Please help me support by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance the 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.


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