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$3,794
Raised so far

ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Training buddies Michelle Wolf, Lauren Estilow, Lisa Georgis

Donations as of November 24, 2014:

$1,175.20 Raised Offline
$2,618.58 Raised Online
$3,793.78 Total Raised

Running for the Reilly Regiment

1 in 88 children are on the Autism Spectrum including my son Alexander. He is a beautiful, loving, energetic boy. But every day he struggles to do the things that we take for granted: communicate his thoughts and feelings, walk into a loud or crowded area, make friends. But we are lucky that there have been triumphes: saying I Love you, going to school full time, playing with his Sister and classmates. We want more triumphes and less struggles for the many families that are affected by this disorder that has no known cause or cure. So again I have joined the Run for Autism team and will run to raise money for the Organization for Autism Research.  (OAR) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research to help families, educators, caregivers, and individuals with Autism find answers to their immediate and urgent questions. More than $0.84 of every dollar donated will directly fund Autism research studies. Since 2003, the RUN FOR AUTISM team has raised more than $3.8 million for applied Autism research. 

I am running two races for OAR this year- Tough Mudder (12 miles, over 20 crazy obstacles!) and the Philadelphia Marathon- 26.2! However we have a new challenge to Alexander's Army.  Shane won't be able to participate as he will be on Active duty in Kuwait until next year. But he plans to bring his OAR shirt and will participate in his own runs if he can.  Everyone is part of our effort this time, even the kids have run their own race. And Charlotte will be part of the marathon weekend by participating in the kids' run. 

So I have changed our team name to the Reilly Regiment to honor our whole Army family. I am still running for Alexander the Great who continues to grow and amaze us every day. But I also run for Big Sister Charlotte who might not always get all the attention but still wants to help her brother succeed. I run for Shane who is always there supporting us and helping to provide the therapy that helped Alexander so much.  And finally I run for all the kids on the Autism Spectrum, especially military families. Every mile, every dollar raised is my way to help, to make a difference to Alexander and in lives of the many people that are affected by this disorder. 

Please make a donation to honor kids like Alexander and families like ours who love them. As always thank you for your love and support. We will find the puzzle pieces one day and what a beautiful picture we will make! 

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Michael Lynch You Go, Girl! Rock on in Philly!
$25.00
Mommy, Daddy, Alexander and the super cats Run, Charlotte, Run! We are SO proud of you. Thanks for being such a great big sister!!
$15.00
Casino Cuties Thank you for running for our kids! We'll be thinking about you this weekend!
$20.00
Amie Dunn You go girl!
$20.00
Jon Mattis If you believe you can achieve. Good luck!
$15.00*
Jeff and Susie Rayburn Thank you for honoring our Chloe, mile 18! Blessings to your and your family - we'll see you in Philly!
$18.00
Jessie F-P Kick some butt! :)
$20.00
Eavan Linda, you are truly an inspiration. I hope you have a great day out there in your hometown.
$20.00
Bret and Amy Jones Good luck! You are changing lives one mile at a time.
$100.00
Diane Kellenburger For all our kids - Run Linda Run - Kick autism butt at Philly!! Your OAR Team is with you in spirit!!
$10.38
John, Angela, and Claire Good luck!!!
$20.00
Hoff Spot benefit Thanks to my friends, family and neighbors for your support. South Philly proud! xoxo
$814.00*
.Erin Dye
$100.00
Eileen & Jim Whitmore
$200.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Lisa Snyder Good luck Linda!
$20.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Pamela Keene Good luck!
$50.00*
The Bard Family We thank YOU Linda and cheer for you in Philly Marathon!! Thank YOU for including Eddie!! You are going to be great!!
$20.00
Morton Gang ! Tucker Thanks you ! ... We Thank You For all Your Doing ! UPLIFTING FOR ALL!
$25.00
Ciaran McCrory
$50.00
Tom Arminio Best of luck!
$50.00*
Megan Capuano Run hard and run fast! Good luck!!
$26.20*
Lauren Karp
$200.00
Wendy Shank Good Luck Linda!!! You are an inspiration! :)
$10.00
Terry Myers Vetter You are a SUPER Mom and a SUPER Hero for supporting the Autism cause!!
$20.00
Floss Coley Keep up the good work!!
$20.00*

$25.00
Friends from Anthony's Good luck from Front & Ritner! Make South Philly proud!
$155.00*
Debbie Kissel Miss you guys!
$25.00
Heather Rohrbaugh Good luck!
$10.00*
Mike & Dotti Smith
$30.00
Anonymous Go Linda!!!!!!!
$117.00
Anonymous All the best Linda - I hope you reach your target! What a wonderful contribution to such an important cause.
$25.00
Charlotte So glad to be part of the team- can't wait to run in Philly! xoxo
$17.00
Kathie and Jerry Cashion Keep up the good work.
$25.00
Grammie and Pop Pop We are so proud of you! Love you!
$100.00
Michele & Erik Morris
$40.00
Kathy Tyson You are inspiring :)
$25.00
K. Johnson You are an amazing Mom and an inspiration! Keep up the great work! :)
$20.00
Brenna Wallace Good luck Linda.
$50.00

$50.00
Patty Riley Good Luck!!
$25.00
kris z Keep up the tremendous effort for your family and the others!
$20.00
Carole Spencer Shane, Linda, Charlotte & Alexander.... I am so proud of all of you and so happy to have you as my friend!!!
$20.00
Tina Carey Go Linda go! I miss my little Alexander. Give hime a hug for me.
$20.00
Brian D. Your drive and determination is supassed only by the love in your heart for your family.
$100.00
Diane Kellenburger GO Reilly Regiment - OARathoners extraordinaire!! You are an amazing and AUsome family!!
$26.20
GO LINDA!!!
$25.00
Cyndi Lyons Good luck Linda!
$20.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$1,175
Raised Online
$2,619
Total Raised
$3,794
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