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ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania
Training buddies: Mary Beiler

Donations as of April 18, 2014:

$40.00 Raised Offline
$971.20 Raised Online
$1,011.20 Total Raised

Ben Mazur's PGH Marathon OAR Fundraising Page

Thanks!

Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page for the Pittsburgh Marathon as I run for autism research. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts. 

Why I am doing this?

This will be my first marathon and I wanted to run for a reason. I decided to run for a cause that I had some personal connection and compassion toward. I immediately thought of my two dear friends Brian and Mary Beiler. They have two children, Steve and Dave, who both have autism. My training over the next 5 months and my run in the marathon is dedicated to Steve and Dave.  Aside from that personal connection, as I did more research on autism I discovered that autism is one of the most underfunded medical challenges in our society. 

Prevalence vs. Private Funding

* Leukemia: Affects 1 in 1,200 / Funding: $277 million
* Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 100,000 / Funding: $162 million
* Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 300 / Funding: $394 million
* Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $156 million
* Autism: Affects 1 in 110 / Funding: $79 million

National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation

* Total 2010 NIH budget: $35.6 billion
* Of this, only $218 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.6% of total NIH funding

I will be running to raise funds for the Organization for Autism Research. (www.researchautism.org) OAR is the only autism organization which focuses solely on applied research.

* Putting research to work providing answers to questions for those confronted directly and indirectly by autism
* Funding research studies that investigate treatments, educational approaches, and statistical aspects of autism

Again, many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

 

Regards,
Benjamin Mazur

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
The Tornatores Nice Job Ben!
$50.00
Anonymous Good luck, Ben!
$26.20
Sandy Evans Great Job! Hope to see you at the finish.
$20.00
Balrog and Stella G. 26.2 miles? Woof!
$40.00*
Stacy Rhodes Thanks for caring, Ben. Best of luck to you!
$20.00
Imhoffs Can't wait to see you finish!
$35.00
Shannon chille good luck! I know you'll do great
$25.00
A friend! Rock on, Ben!!!
$30.00
Jess & Matt A great cause! Thank you, Ben. Good luck!
$50.00
Jonathan Singel herp derp the derping herp!
$50.00
Steve and Jeria McKnight Go Ben Go - you are the man!
$25.00
Barb P
$20.00
Stacey Noah and I ty from the bottoms of our hearts<3
$45.00
Rob & Marie
$30.00
Marzoni's
$100.00
Matt P Great cause run by great people.
$40.00
Gunter Volders You can do it!
$25.00
Pat Baechle next year... The Olympics!
$25.00
Dale & Tricia Spence Run, Ben, Run!
$25.00
Kent Go man go!
$25.00
Anonymous we care that u care
$45.00
Louis Sportelli, D.C. I have a grandson with autism a sincere thank you
$100.00
Joe M. Good luck Ben.
$20.00
Clark Good luck Ben!
$100.00
CindyC Great idea Ben!
$40.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$40
Raised Online
$971
Total Raised
$1,011
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