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Chris and Owen Beck's Fundraiser:

Autism Speaks Boston 2016

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BENEFITING: AUTISM SPEAKS

ORGANIZER: Autism Speaks

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Chris and Owen Beck

THE STORY:

We've officially launched our fundraising efforts for our last leg of the Abbott World Marathon Majors--the Boston Marathon!

The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world. As of this writing, only 3 Americans and 18 others in the world have ever run all six consecutively. I want to be #4!

* On April 26th, 2015 I ran 26.2 miles in the London Marathon for TeamUp! with Autism Speaks and bagged a time of 3:55:02. Yes!

* On September 27th I ran the Berlin Marathon for TeamUp! in 3:52:53. PR!

* Two weeks later on October 11th I ran the Chicago Marathon for TeamUp! in 3:56:22. That was a tough run, but I'll take it!

* Three weeks later on November 1st I ran the New York City Marathon for TeamUp! in 3:46:11. A great run and a new PR!

* On February 28th I ran the Tokyo Marathon for TeamUp! in 3:54:56. My sub-4:00:00 streak still intact!

We raised $35,000 across the first five marathons and are wanted to make one last effort with our Boston campaign in finishing our adventure. Our fundraising efforts for Autism Speaks have been personal to my family and a huge success. The funds raised are, of course, in addition to the tremendous support and encouragement everyone gave along the way. It was a massive help and on behalf of Owen (who has been in great hands at his residential home with the New England Center for Children for over a year already and is doing great), we can’t thank you enough for being a part of that. That is how we have helped make a difference!

Each year TeamUp!, the sports and activities fundraising arm of Autism Speaks, sponsors hundreds of events involving thousands of people, raising millions of dollars. I had such an amazing experience training for the London Marathon that I decided to continue my involvement with them.

My running coach Harold says, “If you don’t push your limits, you set your limits.” So what’s next?

Using London as a starting point, I’m trying to consecutively run all six of the World Marathon Majors as follows:

• London - 4.26.15 – Done!
• Berlin - 9.27.15 – Done!
• Chicago - 10.11.15 – Done!
• New York - 11.1.15 – Done!
• Tokyo - 2.28.16 - Done!
• Boston - 4.18.16 - Set to go!

I’ll run with TeamUp! with Autism Speaks. We’ll give updates along the way as we head into the home stretch in Boston!

Thanks again for all your support and encouragement and for helping make a difference.

With continued gratitude,

Chris and Owen Beck

PS: You can follow our progress on Twitter! @irunforowen


To learn more about Autism Speaks visit www.AutismSpeaks.org

To learn more about the World Marathon Majors visit www.worldmarathonmajors.com

$17,485

MONEY RAISED
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  • Offline Donations

    $20

  • Offline Donations

    $20

  • Carol Allen

    $100

  • Jeremy Seidman

    $100

  • Michael DeCosta

    $395

  • Caroline Lomot

    $150

  • Ange Bates

    $50

  • Gerry Cameron

    $500

  • Hugh Carlin

    $100

  • Rosie Kiefer

    $100

  • Mary Jane Raymond

     

  • Owen Beck

    $25

  • Michael & Michele OBrien

    $100

  • Avery DeWitt

    $500

  • Jeff & Ellen

    $500

  • Margaretta Noonan

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve & Sheila Beck

    $1,000

  • Simon Monks

    $100

  • Geo. & Rexanne Bell

    $100

  • The Laufman Family

     

  • Martha Dame

    $100

  • Sitak Family

    $1,000

  • Harold Wilson

    $50

  • Jack & Bea Lennox

    $50

  • Brennan Marilla

    $250

  • Geneva Johnson & Skye Morse

     

  • Ulrich

     

  • Jeff Fallick

    $150

  • Scott Roden

    $100

  • Marc Lubelczyk

    $100

  • John & Fran Wasley

    $500

  • Marguerite Barrett

    $250

  • Ron & Elaine Lazarto

    $500

  • Mary Petersen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Arboit

    $100

  • Joe Hogan

    $50

  • Kristin Sheridan

    $100

  • Canadian Donations

    $2,040

  • Jeff and Andrea Beck

    $1,000

  • Ron & Pam Lazarto

    $100

  • Terri Bone

    $50

  • The Shaw family

     

  • Henry Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sherida Rahaman

    $100

  • Kristen Collins

    $100

  • Lyn and Jim Bethmann

    $500

  • Noah Passer

    $50

  • Louise Leviton

    $50

  • Dan and Dianne Kelly

    $200

  • The Kostas Family

     

  • Werner and Chris Leutert

    $50

  • Ryan, Merav, Leo, and Maya Sorley

    $500

  • Gary & Jill Smith

    $100

  • Drew Newton

    $100

  • Ellen Winzenread

    $10

  • CANADIAN DONATIONS

    $200

  • Larry & Ruth Goertzen

    $100

  • Dick & Trudee Ely

    $50

  • Ally Clancy

    $25

  • Keirouz Family

    $100

  • Jim, Laurie, Rebecca and Robert Emken

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Elizabeth and Rodes Cole

     

  • Mark and Gina Esposito

    $250

  • Jay and Ginger Millen

    $350

  • John and Lori Jagger

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Karin Torres

    $50

  • Lindsey Gerba

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Kiefer

    $100

  • Myrtle Potter & Company

    $500

  • Dave Conroy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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117% Raised of$15,000 Goal

The Team: $53,668 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chris and Owen Beck

Amount Raised

$17,485

 

117% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Autism Speaks Team Up

Amount Raised

$10,998

 

22% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelli Backus

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mira Toth

Amount Raised

$9,262

Fundraiser Title

Steven Schindler

Amount Raised

$4,388

Fundraiser Title

Paul Martin

Amount Raised

$800

Fundraiser Title

AUTISM SPEAKS

Amount Raised

$635

 

2% Raised of$40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Abraham

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Dave Conroy

Dave Conroy

DONATION: $100

Thanks for helping Owens everywhere 4 years ago

Myrtle Potter & Company

Myrtle Potter & Company

DONATION: $500

Way to Go!!! 4 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Kiefer

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Kiefer

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Lindsey Gerba

Lindsey Gerba

4 years ago

Karin Torres

Karin Torres

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John and Lori Jagger

John and Lori Jagger

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Jay and Ginger Millen

Jay and Ginger Millen

DONATION: $350

To an Awesome Dad Chris Beck Who Is Running for Owen 4 years ago