Robin Blackwell's Fundraising Page
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  On April 24, 2016 I will run the Virgin Money London Marathon.  Running a race in another country is a bucket list item for me and in exchange for this opportunity I have agreed to fundraise for the Organization for Autism Research.  T

  What I appreciate about the Organization for Autism Research is their commitment to applied research.  Applied research, unlike pharmaceutical research, addresses issues that impact the day-to-day lives of families, educators, caregivers and individuals affected by autism.  They are the only organization with this exclusive focus.  1 in 110 children are born with autism which is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact socially.  There is no genetic marker for autism, it affects boys more than girls at a ratio of 4:1 and there is no cure.  It is a lifelong challenge for the individuals diagnosed, and a life-changing challenge for their families.  Research provides the hope and the promise of a better quality of life for those affected by autism. 

All proceeds of my fundraising efforts will go to the Organization for Autism Research, a national non-profit organization.  My goal (besides making it through the the 26.2 miles in one piece) is to raise $5000 by April 10, 2016.  While running this marathon, I know that each mile will symbolize another step on the road to a better quality of life for those affected with autism.  With your help, I will raise the money needed to fund the essential research and invaluable resources. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference.  Some ideas for how much to give include:

*$26.2 for each mile I will run or (because it is in the U.K.) $42 for every kilometer.

*$90 for the $90 billion estimated cost for autism care in the U.S.

*$110 for 1 in 110 children that will be diagnosed with autism this year.

*$320 for the estimated lifetime cost of  $3.2 million to care for an individual with autism.

*$1000 or more because you know and love someone with autism or know a member of their family.Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a thank-you note from OAR that you may use as a receipt for tax purposes.  Donations can be made online!

I truly appreciate your willingness to help, and again, thank you for your generosity.

ABOUT 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

Funds raised by the RUN FOR AUTISM--2016 London Marathon team will support the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). OAR funds research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis.  To learn more, visit

I hope I can count on you to support my marathon run by contributing to OAR!

Name Date Amount Comments
Steve Hawe 04/25/2016 $50.00 Great to run the Marathon with you! What an amazing day!
Ann Waldorf 04/18/2016 $50.00 You are an inspiration!
Brown Dog Builders LLC 04/16/2016 $200.00  
Ned Wilder 04/15/2016 $100.00 Go the distance, Judge!
Steve Kamm 04/14/2016 $100.00  
Harvey Phillips 04/13/2016 $50.00  
Sarah Wilder 04/13/2016 $100.00 A little more to help your cause....and your run! Love Mom
David Tinney 04/13/2016 $200.00 Sorry.......Thought we had already done this!
Anonymous Friend 04/12/2016 $26.20  
Jessi Jacobs 04/09/2016 $40.00  
Susan Phillips 04/07/2016 $25.00 Go Robbie! xxoo
Sue Floyd 03/31/2016 $100.00 Go Robin, Go! Proud of you!
Susan Hoffman 03/20/2016 $50.00  
Andrew Schneider 03/19/2016 $500.00  
Robin Blackwell 03/16/2016 $175.00  
Rob Becher 03/13/2016 $50.00 Way to go!
Sarah Wilder 03/09/2016 $200.00  
Melissa Floyd 03/08/2016 $100.00 Run like B.B. is chasing you!
Wendy Peoples 03/08/2016 $25.00 Have fun!
Laura Reardon 03/07/2016 $100.00 Good luck Robin!
Helen D. Chester 03/07/2016 $100.00  
Pat & Roberta O'Neil 03/06/2016 $50.00 Good Luck Robin!
Nancy Rudolph 02/26/2016 $50.00 So proud of you!
Linda Price 02/26/2016 $50.00 You are my hero!! Have a fantastic race. Will be praying for you.
Jamie Miceli 02/23/2016 $50.00  
Susan W W. Akins 02/18/2016 $50.00 So great you are doing this, and happy to help a little!
Barbara Rodes 02/15/2016 $50.00  
Edie Lycke 02/09/2016 $100.00  
Lewis Freyer 02/02/2016 $200.00  
Sarah Wilder 01/23/2016 $200.00 So proud of you...keep on a running! love mom
Lynn Fenske 01/23/2016 $100.00  
Mary Newton 01/11/2016 $40.00 This is such a great way to turn your running passion into a good awareness also!
Ernest Stokely 01/11/2016 $100.00 Go Robin!!
Marcia Schneider 01/11/2016 $100.00  
Cecil Floyd 01/11/2016 $200.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/30/2015 $300.00 Run like the wind, lady! To be free again!
Robin Blackwell 09/21/2015 $100.00  
  Total $4,081.20