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RUN FOR AUTISM - Pittsburgh Marathon

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Benjamin Mazur

THE STORY:

Thanks!

Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page for the Pittsburgh Marathon as I run for autism research. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts. 

Why I am doing this?

Once again I will be running for a reason -- and again I am running for my two dear friends Brian and Mary Beiler and their two children, Steve and Dave, who both have autism. My training for the Pittsburgh Marathon as well as other runs and races over the next 6 months  is dedicated to Steve and Dave.  Aside from that personal connection, as I did more research on autism I discovered that autism is one of the most underfunded medical challenges in our society. 

Prevalence vs. Private Funding

* Leukemia: Affects 1 in 1,200 / Funding: $277 million
* Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 100,000 / Funding: $162 million
* Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 300 / Funding: $394 million
* Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $156 million
* Autism: Affects 1 in 110 / Funding: $79 million

National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation

* Total 2010 NIH budget: $35.6 billion
* Of this, only $218 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.6% of total NIH funding

I will be running to raise funds for the Organization for Autism Research. (www.researchautism.org) OAR is the only autism organization which focuses solely on applied research.

* Putting research to work providing answers to questions for those confronted directly and indirectly by autism
* Funding research studies that investigate treatments, educational approaches, and statistical aspects of autism

Again, many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

 

Regards,
Benjamin Mazur

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dale & Tricia Spence

     

  • Cindy Cresswell

     

  • Jessica Lattanza & Matt DePaolis

     

  • FirstGiving Donations 2/22 - 6/4

     

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40% Raised of $1,250 Goal

The Team: $20,552 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Bethany Black

Amount Raised

$6,080

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bruce MacLeod

Amount Raised

$2,951

 

59% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Roger Dunlap

Amount Raised

$1,450

 

97% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenn Landolina

Amount Raised

$1,291

 

129% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Shaw

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Spring

Amount Raised

$770

 

103% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Pecora

Amount Raised

$745

 

75% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steven Welch

Amount Raised

$645

Donor Comments

FirstGiving Donations 2/22 - 6/4

FirstGiving Donations 2/22 - 6/4

5 years ago

Jessica Lattanza & Matt DePaolis

Jessica Lattanza & Matt DePaolis

5 years ago

Cindy Cresswell

Cindy Cresswell

5 years ago

Dale & Tricia Spence

Dale & Tricia Spence

Run, Ben, Run! 6 years ago