Running 4 Braden

Organization for Autism Research

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

Cleveland, Ohio
Training buddies Andrea Vassallo, Kristin Yerage, Taylor Whaley

Running 4 Braden

Welcome! My name is Janet Vassallo and I thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page. Braden is my great nephew. His proud parents are my nephew Anthony and great friend Emily. Braden is 3 years old and was diagnosed with autism last summer.  

This year, 1 out of every 110 kids will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. By running for autism research, I hope to show those who are affected by autism that they do not stand alone and that we have the power to make a difference.

My fitness goal for 2012 is to participate in 12 fitness events.  I call it my "12 in 2012".  The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 5K is May 19, 2012 and out of all the events I have planned; this is going to be my favorite.  Running to support someone whom I love and care for very much; my little man Braden.  What an honor. 

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. You may also make cash or check donations to me.  Please make checks payable to OAR. 

Many thanks for your continued support-- whether it be a monetary donation, your friendship and love or simply spreading awareness; together we can make a difference!! - please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate, learn more about autism or join us in Cleveland!

Donation UPDATE
All $10 donations qualify for 1 entry in to a drawing for a 1 night stay at Kalahari for 6!

Prize includes: African Queen Suite for 1 night, Admission to America's largest indoor water park and Kalahari's outdoor water park (seasonal, weather permitting) is included for each registered hotel guest! And Breakfast for 6.

A $450.00 value (not valid on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day)

Raffle will be held May 19, 2012 after the race in Cleveland. Good luck!

The more you donate the more chances you have to win! Thank you to those who have already donated; you WILL be added to the drawing for your chances to win too. We appreciate everyone’s love and support.

Braden’s Brigade


Patti Vassallo won the Kalahari Prize package. Thanks again to everyone who donated


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