BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
ORGANIZER: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Help me take iRun4Izzy and iRun4Jade to NYC for the NYC Marathon!
My name is Jaime Taylor, and I am passionate about Autism. I am a marathoner, a triathlete and part of the iRun4 program. I run (and swim, bike and sometimes crawl!) for two extraordinary children named Izzy and Jade. Izzy is in my hometown, while Jade lives in Ohio. Both are on the Autism spectrum, and have a few other bonus diagnoses as well (sensory and feeding issuses, Jade has EOE and Mitochondrial disease) I have learned SO much watching these precious children grow up over the past 3 years. They have truly redefined the word Autism. They have opened my eyes to see the beautiful, funny, loving, smart, compassionate children behind a very misunderstood diagnosis.
One of my ultimate dreams has been to run the NYC Marathon. My mother is from NYC and the idea of her at the finish line in her hometown watching me finish has always made me tear up. This year, I have made the decision to fundraise my way to the marathon for Autism research. I have joined the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and will be trying to reach my fundraising goal by race day! I cannot WAIT to run my bucket-list race for these two amazing kids. I always have them with me in spirit, with their names on my arms, legs, bike, and/or shoes. Please help us get there!
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM team, you're supporting OAR's mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.
Here are some of the ways that OAR uses the funds raised by the RUN FOR AUTISM team:
- $10 provides a Curriculum in a Box professional development set to general education teachers.
- $25 provides 15 copies of A Guide to Safety to families and first responders.
- $100 provides the Kit for Kids peer education resource to an entire elementary or middle school.
- $150 provides 100 copies of a Life Journey through Autism guidebook sent to a community support group or military installation.
- $1,000 provides a research grant for a graduate student studying autism.
- $3,000 provides a scholarship for a student with autism to attend college.
- $30,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.