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Megan Behnfeldt's Fundraiser:

RUN FOR AUTISM NYC Marathon 2016

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THE STORY:

Last year I had the amazing opportunity to join The Organization for Autism Research when I ran the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon. This year I am teaming up AGAIN with OAR as I run the Marine Corps 10K and the New York City Marathon! Along with teaming up with OAR, I am also running in support of my I Run 4 buddy Katie with the I Run 4 Program!

I am passionate about autism and am running in honor and support of all the students I have worked with and currently work with. Approximately 80% of the students I work with are considered to be on the autism spectrum and they range from high functioning autism to low function autism. Autism is a neurological disorder that is typically diagnosed by three years of age. No two people with autism are the same! Autism spectrum disorders are found in all cultures and across all socio-economic groups. Autism is NOT rare are the importance of effective intervention is critical. OAR  has a strong focus in the area of applied research and has a continuing goal to promote practices from evidence-based research. Funds raised by OAR help pilot studies that examine issues affecting children and adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorders) as well as their parents, families, teachers and service providers.

On October 30th I will be running 6.2 miles in Washington DC for the Marine Corps 10K and on November 6th I will be running 26.2 miles in New York City for the New York City Marathon – for a total of 32.4 miles! Please help me raise $500 by November 6th for the Organization for Autism Research! Every dollar matters and I appreciate anything you donate to help!

WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?

1 in 68 children in the U.S. 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:

$120

MONEY RAISED
  • Mom & Dad

    $50

  • Wright

    $50

  • Brenna Merry

    $20

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24% Raised of$500 Goal

The Team: $95,141 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Rossi

Amount Raised

$5,073

 

101% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Joshua Bieber

Amount Raised

$4,600

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Tente

Amount Raised

$3,709

 

106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Scott

Amount Raised

$3,430

 

114% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Cortez

Amount Raised

$3,355

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erica Levine

Amount Raised

$3,353

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gregory Vallejos

Amount Raised

$3,160

Fundraiser Title

Jaime Taylor

Amount Raised

$3,155

 

105% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brenna Merry

Brenna Merry

DONATION: $20

Kudos to your dedication in helping this worthy organization! 3 years ago

Wright

Wright

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $50

3 years ago