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$2,555
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ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois

Donations as of May 27, 2015:

$415.00 Raised Offline
$2,140.49 Raised Online
$2,555.49 Total Raised

Alicia & Rich's Page

Thank you for visiting our Fundraising Page. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

As many of you know, this is my fourth time raising money for OAR, and after going to dinner with other OAR teammates last year, Rich decided to join me. This will be his first full marathon ever!! Yay!

I'm so glad Rich is joining me this year. I know he decided to run for OAR for the same reason I continue to run for OAR - after meeting some of the families that have autism in their lives every day, hearing their stories, and what it is OAR does for them, it's hard not to run with them. This last year we met a mother who told her story of the struggle of getting her son diagnosed as doctor after doctor told her she was just overly worried. We also heard a father tell about the daily struggles is son goes through with being "different" from other kids his age. And my favorite, was a guy who wore full fireman's gear during the marathon - why? Because, as you might have guessed, a marathon is one heck of a challenge, just as every day life is for young children discovering the world - he made that challenge even more difficult for him than it was for the average runner - just as autism does for young children in every day life.

With the money that these runners, and Rich and I, raise, OAR can give out grants to research groups, as well as hold informative classes, and create pamphlets and books for families new to dealing with autism. One of the great things about OAR is that they don't just give all their money to the biggest bidders, they actaually give grants to various researches at various levels.

On behalf of OAR and the families we run for, Rich and I would like to thank you for stopping to take a look at our page, to donate or to pass along our information. Now, don't forget to wish us some luck!!

 

Thanks again!

Alicia & Rich

Supporters

Comment Donation
Jerry and Sheri Bruno Good luck with the race and thank you from one more family that has dealt with autism.
$50.00
Dave H Wonderful Cause, Have a great run.
$25.00
Anonymous
$10.00
Laurie Batz Good Luck To U Guys
$20.00
Anonymous for my three healthy boys... way to go Alicia & Rich
$75.00
Pat Zappanti
$20.00*
John Laisure Good Luck!
$25.00
Lisa Aschemeier Good luck to you both!!
$50.00
Anna N
$25.00
Matt You guys rock! Glad you I can be your groupy and help a great cause.
$50.00
Anonymous
$150.00
Steve and Beth Kick some butt and good luck!!!!
$40.00
Ashley Shier I promised Rich a while ago I would donate. This charity is especially close to my heart :) congrats on the first $2,000!
$15.00
Nate and Jill Green Can't wait to see which costume you choose ;-) Good Luck to you both!!
$71.00
John & Janean Shannon
$25.00*
Catherine Good luck!!!!
$50.00
Cathy and Dave
$30.00
Brittany Haver Run on, cuz!! =)
$15.00
Brooke and Family What a great cause!
$25.00
Varsanyi Family
$25.00*
Gift Card Sales
$40.00*
Broccoli Baldwin Good luck!
$50.00
Andy & Gabbie
$50.00
Jeff Franklin
$25.00*
Grandma & Grandpa Franklin
$30.00*
Tera Shull
$10.00
Gary and Terri Good luck with the run - its worth it!
$200.00
Gabe, Sabrina & Liam Run fast.
$50.00
Dad & Mom great cause
$200.00
Jami and Jason Crawfis Good Luck!!
$20.00
MIldred Trent
$100.00*
Dorothy Marsicano
$25.00*
Anonymous
$25.00
Anonymous
$100.00*
Danis Building Construction Company
$150.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00*
Pam Franklin You guys are awesome!
$100.00
Cookie Change Collection
$9.49
Karen A.
$25.00
Emily I'll be cheering you on from here!
$30.00
Tim
$100.00
Brian Currin Good Luck!
$25.00
Stephanie Hout Have fun! Take pictures!
$25.00
Bob and Kendra Good luck guys!
$30.00
Gwyn Kuehne Good Luck!!
$40.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Greta Muir Good Luck!
$50.00
Rebekah Buck Happy running!!
$100.00
Let's kick this thing off!
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$415
Raised Online
$2,140
Total Raised
$2,555