October 08, 2017
BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
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.