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Michael Clapp - 2017 Chicago Marathon RUN FOR AUTISM

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BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

EVENT: 2017 Chicago Marathon RUN FOR AUTISM

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Michael Clapp

THE STORY:

Hello Everyone,

                As some of you may or may not know, a few years back I had a minor lapse in judgment and decided I wanted to run a marathon.  How I went from only running while chasing bad guys to deciding to run 26.2 miles is still a mystery but I ended up hooked and haven’t looked back since.  Along the way I have created a “bucket list” of sorts containing a few races I would like to finish before I come back to my senses. 

                On October 8, 2017, I plan to make my list a little shorter when I run the Chicago Marathon.  This race will be slightly different for me as I am not running it alone; I will be running for autism research with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) team!  In addition to running the marathon, I am trying to raise $2,000.00 to fund research for those with autism and am contacting you to ask for help in reaching my goal. 

                When I signed up to run with OAR, I learned that autism is prevalent in as many as 1 in 68 births in the United States and 1 in 4 people know someone with autism.  Autism is a lifelong challenge for the individuals diagnosed, and a life-changing challenge for their family.  While there is no known cause and a cure is not yet on the horizon, research provides hope and the promise of a better quality of life for those affected by autism.

                I happen to be 1 of the 4 people who know someone with autism.  When I decided to start running, I joined a group of runners who ran on weekends or the occasional week day and 9 years later I am still running with them.  “Gramps”, as I now call him, had been a long running member of the group and as I would come to find out, a great person.  After his second child was diagnosed with autism, he and his family joined the estimated 6 to 10 million immediate family members of people with autism.  “Gramps” has been a very influential part of my running and was an integral piece of the puzzle that helped me reach my goal of qualifying for the 2016 Boston Marathon.  I am running in Chicago and along the way am hoping to raise money for a cause that is near and dear to my good friend and his family.   

                Please help me reach my goal by contributing to my fundraising page; every donation can make a difference. 

Thank you.

THE IMPACT YOU HELP OAR MAKE:

  • $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.

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$4,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Randy Gowland

    $300

  • Mindy

    $100

  • Griff

    $100

  • Ken Burt

    $200

  • Dan Davies

    $100

  • Carol & Dave McCarthy

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

     

  • Chuck and Teri Hein

    $50

  • Stephen Blackman

    $25

  • CFT dance instructor

    $100

  • Sienko family

    $25

  • Joe & Pat Mariano

    $50

  • B.C.S.L.E.O.A

    $500

  • Jack &a Eileen Sinchaski

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • BK

    $100

  • John & Alicia Harder

    $250

  • Deb Phelps

    $25

  • Tim Doyle

    $50

  • Scott Alston

    $75

  • Kristen Quaresimo

    $50

  • Rich, Tracey, & Dana

    $150

  • Pat & Debbie DelVecchio

    $100

  • Janine Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Wendy & Russ Hartman

    $100

  • Doug Stoner

    $75

  • Chris Wells

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Andrew Clapp

    $150

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215% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrew Clapp

Andrew Clapp

DONATION: $150

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

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Chris Wells

Chris Wells

DONATION: $50

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Doug Stoner

Doug Stoner

DONATION: $75

4 weeks ago

Wendy & Russ Hartman

Wendy & Russ Hartman

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Janine Fitzgerald

Janine Fitzgerald

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Pat & Debbie DelVecchio

Pat & Debbie DelVecchio

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Rich, Tracey, & Dana

Rich, Tracey, & Dana

DONATION: $150

2 months ago

Kristen Quaresimo

Kristen Quaresimo

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Scott Alston

Scott Alston

DONATION: $75

2 months ago