BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
Running a marathon is a team sport, believe it or not. My team is a combination of awesome training partners who get up before dawn to tackle long runs, friends who remind me to keep going amid little aches and pains, and my family, who scooter, ride or drive alongside me on some long mid-week training runs.
I am also proud to say that as a charity runner, my team also includes the good folks at the Organization for Autism Research. Deep in the long runs, it is easy to find motivation to keep putting one foot in front of another when you are doing so to help raise awareness and money for an organization that does so much to assist families with children on the autism spectrum. Founded by parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus and I am proud to support its efforts.
As I run my sixth Chicago Marathon as a charity runner, I hope you will support Team OAR with a donation.