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Balz and Simone Frei's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center 2014 Boston Marathon

Balz and Simone's Photo
Balz and Simone's Photo
Balz and Simone's Photo
Balz and Simone's Photo
Balz and Simone's Photo

BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center

ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Balz and Simone Frei

THE STORY:

I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of Team Joslin! I will run the 2014 Boston marathon, together with my wife Simone, in honor of our dear friend, Mary Ann Saunders Marin. Mary Ann has been living with type 1 diabetes for nearly 44 years and has been receiving outstanding care for decades at the Joslin Diabetes Center - which has allowed her to thrive and live a full life!

Not only am I training like crazy for my run, but more importantly, I’m going to leverage all that training and hard work to help raise money for the Joslin Diabetes Center. I'm reaching out to you to help me raise $10,000 for this worthy cause!

Any amount you can give is very much appreciated. Just click the big donate button, and please give what you can! 

Here is some more information about my cause. When we used to live in Boston (West Roxbury and Wellesley), from 1990-1997, Simone and I developed a very close friendship with Mary Ann and her family. During that time, I was on the faculty at Harvard School of Public Health (Department of Nutrition) and Boston University School of Medicine (Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute). I have many friends and colleagues in the Boston area and hope I can count on their support for this great cause!

Since 1997, I have been director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. I am passionate about the role of diet, lifestyle, and micronutrients in promoting optimal health and preventing chronic disease. Our goal at the Institute is to help people everywhere add years of health and vitality to their lives and reduce suffering from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other debilitating diseases. As leader of the Institute, I want to be a good role model: I eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy body weight, take my multivitamin/mineral and some other dietary supplements, and exercise regularly. One of the joys in my life is to go on a long run with Simone and our three Labradors in the beautiful hills surrounding Corvallis.

I am so pleased that I can now bring together my passion for running with the good causes of raising money for the Joslin Diabetes Center and, most importantly, honoring and supporting my dear friend Mary Ann in her long and courageous battle with type 1 diabetes! She is truly an amazing woman full of life, wisdom and joy, despite all the hardship and suffering in her life. 

Thank you so much for your support!

$8,005

MONEY RAISED
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  • Larissa

    $50

  • Simone Frei

    $250

  • Linda Beatty

     

  • Mary Ann Saunders

    $300

  • Matt Foster

    $100

  • Susan Albright

    $50

  • Jeffrey Blumberg

    $100

  • Kate Pinkerton

     

  • Paul Jacques

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Gaby

    $100

  • Lotti Frei

    $1,000

  • Melanie Frei

    $25

  • Dave & Dolores

    $250

  • Peggy

    $50

  • Roland Stocker

    $100

  • Maria Cristina Polidori

    $50

  • Don Tykeson

    $1,000

  • Alex Frei

    $200

  • Zuzana Wyss

    $100

  • Joe and Tanya

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marc Shulman

    $100

  • Erica Szuplat and Ben Allsup

     

  • Jacqueline Frei

    $100

  • Liselotte + Richard Steiner

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • John and Laurie

    $100

  • Eric and Allison Rimm

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marianne Saunders

    $100

  • Kathy and Brad

    $50

  • Tucker

    $1,000

  • LeeCole Legette

    $55

  • Bruce, Linda, and Brad

    $75

  • Judy

    $50

  • Karen H Sharples

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joan Facey

     

  • Margaret Szuplat

     

  • Anonymous

     

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107% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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The Team: $129,389 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Erin Reeves

Amount Raised

$25,110

 

251% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Carroll

Amount Raised

$21,912

 

219% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gregory McGauley

Amount Raised

$12,804

 

128% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christina (Tina) Sullivan

Amount Raised

$8,792

 

117% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra Gatti

Amount Raised

$8,763

 

117% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Balz and Simone Frei

Amount Raised

$8,005

 

107% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Rohr

Amount Raised

$8,000

Fundraiser Title

Niko Bowie

Amount Raised

$7,691

 

103% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Margaret Szuplat

Margaret Szuplat

5 years ago

Joan Facey

Joan Facey

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Karen H Sharples

Karen H Sharples

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Judy

Judy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Bruce, Linda, and Brad

Bruce, Linda, and Brad

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

LeeCole Legette

LeeCole Legette

DONATION: $55

Go Balz and Simone! I know you guys will rock it. 5 years ago

Tucker

Tucker

DONATION: $1,000

TAKE TIME TO ENJOY THE COURSE! 5 years ago

Kathy and Brad

Kathy and Brad

DONATION: $50

5 years ago