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

Donations as of October 10, 2015:

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

Ben Mazur's PGH Marathon OAR Fundraising Page


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. ( 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!


Benjamin Mazur



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

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