In October of this year I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a part of the Organization For Autism Research (OAR) team. This is the same group I ran my first triathlon for last year. This will be my very first marathon so I am excited to share such an amazing experience with a great organization.
As of 2015 more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder, so I cannot help but do my part to help support a cause that will impact so many.
A little information on OAR:
- Founded in December 2001
- OAR’s investment in Autism Research to date = $3,276,000
- As of December 1, 2014, OAR has awarded a total of $476,500 in scholarships to 156 students from across the country
- OAR has awarded over $3 million in grants to support 85 autism pilot studies and 84 research projects by graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to autism.
- OAR holds a 100% Accountability & Transparency score on Charity Navigator.
- Current OAR Programs:
If you are open to donating to my cause feel free to visit my fundraising page here. The minimum amount to run the marathon is $1,000. Thankfully between some very generous people and my own personal donations I surpassed that mark very early on. I am now just looking for people who are willing to make a difference in the lives of so many people out there. I am just asking you to donate out of the goodness of your heart. Any amount is appreciated by me as it all goes to the greater good.