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Gretchen Eastler Fishman's Fundraiser:

Ginger Storm for Autism

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September 06, 2017

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BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

EVENT: 2017 Chicago Marathon RUN FOR AUTISM

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Gretchen Eastler Fishman

THE STORY:

It's been 4 years since Gretchen's son, Evan, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 4. That year, Gretchen made a committment to run one race a year to raise money for autism...at a time where she felt pretty powerless and was floundering in the world of the newly diagnosed, using her legs to support autism research seemed like a great idea. In typical awesome sister fashion, Lauren was quick to join in, running her first race for OAR in the fall of 2013. Chicago will be Gretchen's 4th run with OAR, and Lauren's 2nd.

Autism can be really, really difficult. It can be isolating. It can be rigid thinking. It can be self harm. It can be, for Gretchen at times, heartbreak. 

Autism can also be really, really amazing. It brings great appreciation of milestones. It brings new friends and new experiences. It allows you to find love in ways you never thought possible.

To learn more about Gretchen's journey with autism, check out her blog here: http://theasdchronicles.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your support of Ginger Storms road to Chicago. Together we can improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD and their families.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,003

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michele

    $25

  • Michele

    $25

  • Shannon Rigali

    $100

  • Chicole Greene

     

  • Chicole Greene

     

  • The Cottons

     

  • Dr. Rock

    $500

  • The Simmons Family

     

  • Wilma and Robert Fithian

    $500

  • Judy DeAngelis

    $25

  • Melissa Cavicchi

    $50

  • Joe Kvilhaug

    $25

  • Lily Fishman

    $67

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Paul Servais

     

  • Rose Colleran

    $25

  • Mary Pecce

    $25

  • VdB's

    $40

  • Jenny (Woodward) Fletcher

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shannon Rigali

    $50

  • Pampered Chef

    $117

  • Auntie Sharon and Uncle Bob

    $50

  • Sandy Sheehy

    $50

  • Sandy Sheehy

    $50

  • Andrea Pelletier

    $25

  • Brooke Odiet

    $100

  • The Bernard Family

    $100

  • Board Art for Autism

    $230

  • Lori Wetzel

    $50

  • Jenn B

    $50

  • The Cottons

    $50

  • The Norcross Family

    $50

  • Pampered Chef Raffle

    $150

  • Stephanie C Angelone

     

  • Board Avt for Autism

    $200

  • Alex Farkash

    $25

  • Deb Barrett

    $100

  • Sandra Bayley

    $50

  • Lisa Selmer

    $35

  • Kathy Maher

     

  • Scott Kramer

    $100

  • Brooke Odiet

    $100

  • Pamela Moretti

    $40

  • Pampered Chef

    $289

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400% Raised of$1,000 Goal

The Team: $4,003 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Farkash

Amount Raised

$2,014

 

201% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gretchen Eastler Fishman

Amount Raised

$1,989

 

199% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pampered Chef

Pampered Chef

DONATION: $289

2 years ago

Pamela Moretti

Pamela Moretti

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Brooke Odiet

Brooke Odiet

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Scott Kramer

Scott Kramer

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kathy Maher

Kathy Maher

For Evan 2 years ago

Lisa Selmer

Lisa Selmer

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Sandra Bayley

Sandra Bayley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Deb Barrett

Deb Barrett

DONATION: $100

for Evan! 2 years ago

Alex Farkash

Alex Farkash

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Board Avt for Autism

Board Avt for Autism

DONATION: $200

2 years ago