Running for OAR in 2011
Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page. This fall, Nov 12, I plan on running the Richmond Half Marathon. This is my third year running and raising money for autsim research. Please help in any way you can.
Why run for autism? For me the marathon and the act of running it is a perfect metaphor for the people and families that live with autism daily. Contrary to popular belief anyone can run a marathon, after all I did. When I line up at the start line I see the gifted athlete, people that are small people, large people, and even people with no legs. All you have to do it be determined, patient, and consistent. If you have a child with special needs you know all about that.
The Organization for Autism Research (www.researchautism.org/) was created in December 2001 – the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of OAR’s seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus.
OAR’s mission is to apply research to the challenges of autism. OAR depends upon public donations to continue its mission. So please consider making a pledge today.