Flora Allen-Hopson's Fundraiser:

Team Joslin 2012

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via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center

ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

I'm fundraising for this event because I believe so strongly in all the good things Joslin Diabetes Center does.
When you are a parent, you will do anything for your child. In loving my babies with my whole heart I would do anything to support their dreams, honor their journey.  But, love and try as I might...I was not prepared to shield my son from the heartbreak he would endure as he watched his own son battle for his life.  

As my son Ray prepared to win an NBA Championship, my baby Grandson, Walker was fighting with all his mini might to survive his diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.  With God's help, he continues to battle everyday. 

This was the moment as a parent that I will never forget. It changed me.  Forever.

On Monday, April 16 I will be running my third BOSTON MARATHON to honor our Walker and his unwaivering persistence, strength, resilience and hope as he continues on his path to triumph over this cowardly disease that is Type 1 diabetes. 

PLEASE support me as I run 26.2 miles for my Grandson. Its the least I can do to show Walker how his joy has inspired us; the least I can do to show my son how proud I am of the loving father he is...the least we ALL can do to find a CURE for the millions of little "champions" like my Walker who do battle with diabetes every moment of everyday.

Its funny, people keep cautioned me about "heartbreak hill"; but, running up a hill isn't heartbreak. Diabetes is heartbreak. Watching your grandson fight to live is heartbreak. Standing by helpless as your grown son kneels in prayer over his baby in bedside vigil- that's heartbreak. 

But, because of Joslin- we do have hope.  Please help me support Joslin Diabetes Center to find a CURE for diabetes for Walker and the millions of children like him. Together we can help hope stamp out heartbreak...we can, we WILL! 

My Walker made me a "runner"...

...please support my race to the CURE !

Blessings and Love,

Flora Allen-Hopson

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To This Fundraiser

$2,970

MONEY RAISED
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  • Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute

    $20

  • Arnold Beizer

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Phil Kurze

    $100

  • Kristin and Tobias Welo

    $1,000

  • Larry and Donnie Stern

    $250

  • Bill and Cindy Lyons

    $1,000

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40% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $76,977 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Darren Abrahamson

Amount Raised:

$22,440

 

112% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Erin Reeves

Amount Raised:

$13,099

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kelly Gay

Amount Raised:

$11,110

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Stephanie Simmons

Amount Raised:

$6,557

 

131% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Lesley Levitt

Amount Raised:

$6,125

 

123% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Thomas Borning

Amount Raised:

$5,098

 

170% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Kristin Delatorre

Amount Raised:

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Flora Allen-Hopson

Amount Raised:

$2,970

 

40% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Bill and Cindy Lyons

Bill and Cindy Lyons

DONATION: $1,000

In tribute to the love and dedication shown every day by Flo, Ray, Shannon and their beautiful families!!! .....the burdens of the heart are made lighter when they are surrounded by love........ 2 years ago

Larry and Donnie Stern

Larry and Donnie Stern

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Kristin and Tobias Welo

Kristin and Tobias Welo

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Phil Kurze

Phil Kurze

DONATION: $100

Find a cure! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago