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Bethany Black's Fundraiser:

RUN FOR AUTISM - Pittsburgh Marathon

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March 02, 2013

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Bethany Black

THE STORY:

Hello! My name is Bethany Black, and on Sunday May 5th, 2013 I will be running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon for my second consecutive year. This will also be my second year using the race to raise money for The Organization for Autism Research. O. A. R.  is an organization that funds research directed at improving the lives of those living with autism. My passion for advocating for autistic individuals stems from the deep affection that I have for my seven-year-old cousin Zachary who was diagnosed with autism when he was merely a toddler. Zachary is an exceptionally caring, beautiful, and brilliant soul. I admire, and am inspired by his unique approach to life.  He crosses my mind almost every morning while I am frantically scurrying about, fretting over the list of things that I hope to accomplish. It is then that I am reminded of how on average, Zachary's primary concern when he wakes up is something such as "How many things can I find in my house today that start with the letter 'J'?" This then prompts me to assess how much energy I waste by simply worrying. What would the world be like if we all lived as freely as Zachary?

However, in many ways, autism is both a blessing and a curse. Autism is a disease which affects every area of an individual's life, and makes even simple task--such as eating meals--complex. Autism also creates immense struggles for the families of the autistic individual. This is what fuels my desire to support research that will potentially make life easier for those affected by autism. I would love for you to join me in my quest by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Honestly, whether it be $1 or $1000, it all equally counts as a contribution to bettering the lives of those who are affected by autism. Thank you for taking the time to read this and may God bless you.

$6,080

MONEY RAISED
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  • Justine Marie Coury

    $15

  • Tyrone Shoelaces

    $100

  • Michael & Michelle Black

    $200

  • Pat (friend of Mike's)

    $50

  • Testa

    $100

  • Tim and Kim Conlon

    $50

  • Rick and Mary Padula

    $100

  • Evan Lipstein

    $10

  • KB Sales

    $250

  • Greg & Renee Brickles

    $100

  • Jeff & Kelly Morris

    $50

  • Carousel Industries - Jeff Gardner

    $250

  • Marcia Hahn

    $25

  • Jeffrey and Kristin Fontaine

    $100

  • Steve, Julie, & Alex Byrnes

    $100

  • Mike Fordham

    $100

  • Aunt Maria

    $150

  • Uncle Bro & Aunt Sis

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $250

  • Helder Medeiros

    $200

  • Robert Jessup

    $150

  • 150

    $150

  • Ron and Kathy Lamb

    $100

  • Dan D'Alessio

    $100

  • Steve at Lighthouse UK

    $250

  • Colin, Madeline, Joe & Emmeline Blackburn

    $100

  • Al Carlson

    $50

  • Mark Correia

    $100

  • Zing Enterprises

    $250

  • Larry and Jan Girouard

    $50

  • Beth Sardinha

    $25

  • Julie and Bob Rund

    $25

  • Marianne and Ken Pepin

    $25

  • Chris & Linda Rose

    $50

  • Bailey's Team for Autism

    $300

  • Donna and Jim Zang

    $25

  • Ann Leahy Coldwell Banker Stone Harbor NJ

    $50

  • Lisa and Dennis Orth

    $100

  • Todd & Amy Hurteau

    $50

  • Adam and Dana Jones

    $25

  • Michael Weiner - Colony Hardware

    $100

  • Sadie puppy

    $100

  • Otto Rocket

    $10

  • Big Mike

    $10

  • Larry and Diana Harrell

    $25

  • David Larrabee

    $30

  • Aunt Liz and Uncle Mike

    $60

  • John Schroeder

    $50

  • Frank & Jean Madia

    $250

  • The Frazer Family

    $65

  • M

    $75

  • Jenn Breitenbecher

    $50

  • Rachel Cohen

    $50

  • Peter & Nancy Dorsey

    $75

  • Joseph Black

    $150

  • Scott & Caroline

    $50

  • Levi Buck

    $30

  • Kenny Bonus

    $100

  • Coach Al and Beverly

    $75

  • David E. & Judith L. Todd

    $500

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122% Raised of $5,000 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

David E. & Judith L. Todd

David E. & Judith L. Todd

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Coach Al and Beverly

Coach Al and Beverly

DONATION: $75

Good luck!!! 5 years ago

Kenny Bonus

Kenny Bonus

DONATION: $100

Great job! Keep it going! 5 years ago

Levi Buck

Levi Buck

DONATION: $30

You are awesome Bethany. 5 years ago

Scott & Caroline

Scott & Caroline

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Joseph Black

Joseph Black

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Peter & Nancy Dorsey

Peter & Nancy Dorsey

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen

DONATION: $50

So proud of everything you're doing Bethany- you are AMAZING!!! 5 years ago

Jenn Breitenbecher

Jenn Breitenbecher

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

M

M

DONATION: $75

Good luck, Bethany! 5 years ago