Please help me support the Organization for Autism Research by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. My plan is to run 2 races- MCM 50k and Philly Marathon to raise funds for this charity that means so much to our family. Every dollar I raise will advance Organization for Autism Research's great cause!
WHY AM I PART OF THE.RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. This includes my wonderful son, Alexander. We have been on this journey since he was 2 years old and the Run for Autism team has helped so much! We have had amazing support over the years and we hope you can continue by making a donation.
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. Real people like our Little Man and the people who love him.
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.
Help support Alexander and so many others on the autism spectrum succeed. Autism is a lifelong disorder and we need many resources. The research and programs OAR funds are life changing. Please make a donation and make every mile count!
So I wanted more of a challenge so I signed up for the Philly Marathon. This will be my 6th time running in my hometown.