It is 2018 and I am back at it! Running on the ALZ Stars team last year was a grueling and yet rewarding adventure. I was able to honor my mother who has suffered from Alzheimer’s for over 10 years, while raising almost $10,000 for a wonderful organization that we hope will find a cure. Thank you for your support!
This year, I have teamed up with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) to run for Autism in honor of my nephew, Hunter Hogan. I chose OAR because of their focus on using research to help identify ways to improve the everyday lives of those impacted by autism. Currently, autism affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S.
I will run in the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2018. My goal is to raise at least $10,000 to support the Organization for Autism Research. The best part to know is 87% of every dollar OAR spends is directed towards research, programs, and resources that benefit persons with autism, their families, and the people in the schools and communities who teach, guide, and protect them.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. Supporting OAR will not only make a difference for persons living with autism today, but for the rest of their lives. Would you consider donating? I know I can reach the goal of $10,000 with your support. Thank you in advance for your time and generosity.
Retired Captain, Hammond Fire Department, 30 Years of Service
SAVE A DATE! Buy tickets at the door or by call 219-844-7501.
2018 New York City Marathon – Run for Autism - Fundraiser Supporting Ricardo Suarez of the OAR Team
Sunday, September 23, 2018 • 2pm – 7pm
Featuring LIVE Music by Ken Kinsey
Wicker Memorial Park Pavilion, Highland, IN
SILENT AUCTION • FOOD • MUSIC • DANCING
All Proceeds to Support the Organization for Autism Research.
$25 ADULT TICKET / $10 Children (17 & under) Buffet Tickets available at the door.
Call 219-844-7501 for additional tickets or information.
Get to know HUNTER HOGAN....
Hunter is a very special young man. He is a good soul with an unbelievable memory that will blow you away. Although he is a giant of a man, he is young at heart and has a special knack for spontaneous trivia. At 25 years of age, Hunter lives with his mother Alma and enjoys his days out with his respite caregiver. These outings are very special to Hunter as he gets to do things outside of the home, such as eating at his favorite restaurant, visiting a park or on special days venturing out to a store to look for that special toy. This time away from home also allows for Alma to tend to the things that often get overlooked when you regulary have your hands full. Hunter loves to share great story adventures which always puts a smile on your face.