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Melina Pappa's Fundraising Page

Melina Pappa

Melina Pappa

As the proud sister of Jason (Iason in Greek), who is in the autism spectrum and loves sports (such as swimming in the middle of winter and in sub-zero temperatures! A truly fearless Argonaut), I am running my first marathon ever on Sunday, 10 April 2022, to support Organization for Autism Research's great cause. I would be grateful if you would support by making a contribution to this fundraiser.

According to the WHO, it is estimated that 1 in 100 children have autism. Join me in celebrating my brother and all people that are visibly or invisibly different.

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.

Thank you all so much for your generous donations to OAR! You gave me a lot of motivation to keep going until the last mile. Melina


raised of $1,250 goal

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