Running in London for Autism
Organization for Autism Research
Running in London for Autism
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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.  As you probably know our family has dealt with autism for many years.  Zachary, our oldest son, is on the spectrum.  In addition, we have met hundreds of families who also deal with the challenges of autism through school, Special Olympics, Special Hockey, and other activities in which both of our boys, Holden and Zachary, participate.  Autism challenges our family and so many others in countless ways.  Autism means having to endure stares from strangers when your child doesn't behave in public.  Autism can mean no birthday party invites, no sleepovers, no prom, no first driving lessons, no visiting campuses in preparation for college--none of the things so many people take for granted when raising a child.

I'm asking you to help me raise money for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR).  OAR is unique in its focus on applied research; that is, research with a high probability of producing tangible and practical benefits to families dealing with the challenges of autism.  I have a once in a lifetime opportunity in 2017 to run both the Boston and London marathon in the same week.  Running in the London marathon gives me the chance to combine my love of running with my desire to support families like mine.  

Please consider making a small donation to my fundraising effort.  I am sincerely thankful for any support you can provide.  

With kindest regards,


ABOUT 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon
Name Date Amount Comments
Louis Huzella 02/02/2017 $50.00 Good luck Tom, best wishes for you and your family
Haylee and Carl Shaia 01/21/2017 $100.00 A tough personal challenge for a very worthy cause. Good luck Tom.
Christine Ault 12/31/2016 $50.00 So excited for you Tom! How cool that you can run in two countries back to back like this. And congratulations on exceeding your goal for such an important and personal cause. We'll be rooting you on! Christine
Duane Belote 12/29/2016 $100.00 You will do your best as always! Your athleticism and focused effort are definitely inspiring. Thanks for raising funds for autism research.
Ed & Julie Molchany 12/27/2016 $100.00 Good luck Tom!
Michele Hintz 12/27/2016 $100.00 Way to go Tom! Best of luck with both events and THANK YOU for doing this!
Stacey Ferguson 12/21/2016 $100.00 Good luck Tom! You crazy running fool! Merry Christmas too!
Kevin Wright 12/21/2016 $100.00 Happy to support a great cause like this and applaud your chosen method of fundraising! Go get it Tom, will be a crazy week :)
Cary & Shelley Honnold 12/19/2016 $500.00 Best wishes, Tom.
Scott and Carol Gamble 12/19/2016 $200.00 Looking forward to hearing how the runs go for you!
Rick Vanden Heuvel 12/19/2016 $100.00 Go get 'em Tom!!
Ken Dwyer 12/19/2016 $50.00  
Cathy Gaydos 12/19/2016 $30.00 Good luck Tom!
Andrew Howe 12/19/2016 $50.00  
Jeffrey Eggers 12/19/2016 $100.00 Great cause.
Christina & John Hottendorf 12/19/2016 $100.00 Hi Tom, from Christina and John. Really appreciate your efforts to raise autism awareness. Best of luck in London.
Heidi Staub 12/19/2016 $50.00  
Amy Hastings 12/19/2016 $50.00 Good luck
Kenny Hoeschen 12/19/2016 $50.00  
Kevin Cahill 12/19/2016 $100.00 Go Dr. Steinbach!
Rich Wood 12/17/2016 $100.00 Only valid if you follow up the run with a pint!
Mark Yost 12/17/2016 $50.00 Thanks for doing this!
Todd and Pam Johnson 12/16/2016 $50.00 For Zachary and Bryce and all their special friends. Best of luck to you! Lace'em up and step off.
Douglas Beach 12/16/2016 $100.00 Good luck with your donation goal and the marathon, Tom.
Michelle Thompson 12/15/2016 $50.00 Good luck!
Anonymous Friend 12/14/2016 $100.00 Best wishes! Don't get lost while out running the path!
Perry Christiansen 12/14/2016 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/14/2016 $15.00  
Christine Ege 12/13/2016 $100.00 Thank you, Tom, for running for a good cause. We've learned enough to help my child to obtain a diagnosis, which is better than what was offered to generations of the past. However, we still don't know how to communicate with these kids, help them be comfortable in the world, or integrate them into society as productive adults. We need more. Thank you!!
Arthur MacLarty 12/12/2016 $100.00  
John & Julie Lemmon 12/12/2016 $100.00 Good luck!
Chris & Liz Quigley 12/12/2016 $100.00 Good luck with the race and happy to be involved in such a great cause!
Song Gotiangco 12/12/2016 $50.00 GO Tom! Good luck in Boston and London!
Stephen Guse 12/12/2016 $50.00 Good Luck buddy!
Richard Keys 12/11/2016 $100.00  
Tom Larsen 12/10/2016 $150.00 Good luck Tom on your ambitious goal for a worthy charity.
Jason Davidson 12/09/2016 $52.40 See you in Boston Tom!
Anonymous Friend 12/09/2016 $50.00  
Rick SANFORD 12/09/2016 $50.00 Better your legs than mine, my friend. Cheers...
Mark&Leslie Doll 12/09/2016 $75.00  
John Malfitano 12/09/2016 $100.00 Go get 'me, Tom.
Alfred Pacifico 12/07/2016 $100.00 Best of luck on both! No coming up lame this time;-)
Shannon Lacy 12/07/2016 $100.00 This is awesome! Good luck!
Dick & Ellie Kilbourne 12/07/2016 $75.00 May your run be as rewarding for you as the funds raised are for OAR.
Dina DelRaso 12/07/2016 $25.00  
Patrick Shagena 12/07/2016 $50.00 Hope you blow away your goals, both physically, and financially!! Have fun!!
Jennifer Chapman 12/06/2016 $100.00 Two marathons in one week - wow! Best of luck, Tom!
James & Danielle Biller 12/06/2016 $50.00  
Dannenberg Family 12/06/2016 $100.00 God Bless you all. We miss being neighbors to your awesome family We especially miss Zach's visits and his help shoveling snow!!
Vern and Gail Huber 12/06/2016 $100.00 Thanks for asking.
Richard Weathers 12/06/2016 $100.00 Just because my good friend and one of the best people I know, Tom Steinbach, asked me.
Ryan Kula 12/06/2016 $100.00  
Matt Tavares 12/04/2016 $25.00 Go get 'em Tom!
John Cullen 12/03/2016 $75.00 Two marathons in one week! That is determination and commitment.....and questionable judgement.
Kristin Kilbourne 12/02/2016 $30.00 Happy to support this great effort - both for OAR and for you!
Colleen O'Neill 12/02/2016 $150.00 Good luck! Love, Mom and Colleen
Stephanie Dudra 12/02/2016 $20.00 Go Tom! As you know this is a great cause that also effects our lives as well.
Bridget Lewis 12/02/2016 $50.00 Best of luck Tom!
Paul Strand 12/01/2016 $100.00  
Terrell Blanchard 12/01/2016 $100.00 Give 'em hell, Tom!
Elena Steinke 12/01/2016 $25.00 This donation is straight from the Steinke Kids, who are very proud of you for doing this!
Alex Constan 11/30/2016 $250.00 Tom, thanks for doing this and best of luck that week! Autism research is very important to our family as well. Run fast and be safe. Alex
Conrad Brooks 11/30/2016 $50.00 Good luck Amigo!
Gary Green 11/30/2016 $50.00  
Margarete Hulett 11/30/2016 $100.00 Best wishes on your fund raising effort and London Marathon in 2017!
Laura Cortina 11/30/2016 $40.00 Good luck Tom!!
Cathy Gaydos 11/29/2016 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/29/2016 $25.00 Go Tom
Gary Coleman 11/29/2016 $20.00 Good luck, Tom! This is a great thing you're doing!
Henry Tragle 11/29/2016 $100.00 Good luck Tom!! Christina and I will be thinking of you that day!
Michele Steinbach 11/28/2016 $100.00 To get you started. . .
  Total $5,932.40