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Linda Beck - 2017 Chicago Marathon RUN FOR AUTISM

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October 08, 2017

As I get ready this morning in Chicago, I put on my OAR singlet and I'm getting ready to place a temporary OAR tatoo somewhere on me.  (Of course,  See more

BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

EVENT: 2017 Chicago Marathon RUN FOR AUTISM

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Linda Beck

THE STORY:

I'm quite choosy about who I do fundraising for.   As many of you know, my last foray into major fundraising was for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism so I could run the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Although that was an incredible opportunity--one I rank up there with getting married and having a child--it took its toll on me.  I haven't wanted to ask one person for one dollar since.

But, the itch came back and I decided that I would fundraise to run the Chicago Marathon even if I got selected in the lottery. The natural choice for a charity?  Organization for Autism Research (OAR). 

I've actually known about OAR for at least 10 years now.  I became acquainted with them when I went to the Penn State National Conference on Autism and have to say I was always very impressed.  And, as I researched my choice, I became even more impressed.  Not only do they score a 4/4 on Charity Navigator, they also have many, many resources for families, educators and those on the spectrum themselves. 

As you may know, my family has been on this journey with Autism since my 16-year old son was three years old.  As he transitions into adulthood, I am once again reminded of the importance of organizations like the Organization for Autism Research.  

Please help me support those who support families like mine.  

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,660

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Bryant Family

     

  • PATRIOTS!!!!

    $126.20

  • Shelly

    $50

  • Robyn Bowman

    $50

  • Barbara Cassel

    $25

  • BRIDESMAID

    $25

  • Mike Staub

    $50

  • Joe & Vesta Janner

    $200

  • Jessica Rauchut

    $25

  • Sueanne Spencer

    $25

  • The Garfinkel's

    $50

  • Lauren Goloboy

    $100

  • Jen Cadenhead

    $26.20

  • Dawn Spaar

    $50

  • The Kemp Family

    $199.20

  • Deborah Schneider

    $50

  • Gary & Carol Varano

    $50

  • Tara MCCONNELL

    $40

  • Mimi

     

  • Kim Chandler

    $25

  • Joe Church

    $100

  • Marni Micek

     

  • Paladina family

    $25

  • Dawn Spaar

    $50

  • DietBet (a WayBetter company)

    $108

  • Deb Schneider

    $45

  • Wendy Day

    $25

  • Mike Staub

    $100

  • Alex Beck

    $50

  • Fe Amarante

    $50

  • Mark Zurlo

    $26.20

  • Wiz

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elizabeth DeSouss

     

  • Johnny Miles

    $20

  • Ski, #HACCProud

     

  • Floris

     

  • Kim Rogers

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Snow Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Leonard

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike Percherke

     

  • Scott Leipert

    $25

  • Miranda Shirk

    $25

  • Best student ever

     

  • Sarah Walsh

    $50

  • Sueanne Spencer

    $25

  • The Garfinkel’s

    $50

  • Amy Greene

    $25

  • Barbara Fiamingo

    $25

  • Gail

    $50

  • Patrick McMahon

    $25

  • Molly and Carl

    $25

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106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Molly and Carl

Molly and Carl

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Patrick McMahon

Patrick McMahon

DONATION: $25

A day late.. Congrats! 7 months ago

Gail

Gail

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Barbara Fiamingo

Barbara Fiamingo

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Amy Greene

Amy Greene

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

The Garfinkel’s

The Garfinkel’s

DONATION: $50

An investment in case I ever have you for class sometime! Seriously though, you make a positive impact on the world!! 7 months ago

Sueanne Spencer

Sueanne Spencer

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Best student ever

Best student ever

Kick Chicago's Ass! 7 months ago

Miranda Shirk

Miranda Shirk

DONATION: $25

One more week! Have a great run, Linda! 7 months ago