BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
ORGANIZER: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH wrote -
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is an Official Charity with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and has a limited number of guaranteed entries available for the race on October 9, 2016.
To join the RUN FOR AUTISM team, click FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.
- To receive guaranteed race entry though OAR, you must agree to the fundraising requirement set by the race:
- Runners who register for the race with a charity entry prior to the drawing (March 8-April 12) must commit to a $1,000 fundraising minimum.
- Runners who register for the race with a charity entry after the drawing is selected (April 21) must commit to a $1,500 fundraising minimum.
- To fundraise for OAR without receiving guaranteed race entry, join the team without a required fundraising minimum. (This option is for legacy runners, time qualifiers, 2015 deferments, or those selected through the drawing in April.)
The fundraising deadline is one month after the race—November 9, 2016. Runners who register for guaranteed entry before April 12 will receive complimentary race entry ($185-$210 value). Runners who register for guaranteed entry after April 12 are responsible for paying their race registration fee: $185 for U.S. residents or $210 for non-U.S. residents.
- RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt and technical race tank
- OAR finisher's medal
- Free membership/marathon training with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
- Race weekend team dinner
- Race day hospitality
- Online fundraising guide
- Weekly training and fundraising tips
- Personalized staff support
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 68 children in the United States 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.