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Kelli Accardi - JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER 2017 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON

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BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center

EVENT: JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER 2017 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 53

Kelli Accardi

THE STORY:

My life changed forever on May 15, 2001 when my doctor asked me if I was familiar with Type 1 Diabetes. I had been very sick for months, but I could not figure out why my body was falling apart. It wasn’t until my doctor spoke those infamous words that I knew my life was never going to be the same.

Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on that day was the best and worst thing that ever happened to me. I was forced to become a responsible adult at the ripe age of 12, my daily life now laden with too many finger pricks, injections, and insulin to carb factors to count. Yet with this burden also came the opportunity to take on a unique challenge and a renewed appreciation for good health.

The thought of running a marathon with Type 1 diabetes is intimidating, but running a marathon FOR diabetes is motivating. As a Joslin patient myself, I am honored to take on this challenge to help support others who are living with diabetes, and give back to a medical community that continues to give so much to me. Please consider supporting me in my marathon journey to help find a cure for diabetes!

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Founded in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives. 

We develop and disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a federally-funded Diabetes Research Center.

All of the money raised by the Team Joslin program supports the High Hopes Fund here at Joslin Diabetes Center. This fund is unrestricted and supports the Center's greatest needs. These funds ultimately contribute to Joslin’s capacity to prevent, treat and cure diabetes through cutting-edge research, comprehensive patient care and pioneering education programs. 

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MONEY RAISED
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  • Drew & Beth Accardi

    $200

  • jenny pak-vincent

    $50

  • Ellie Brain

    $50

  • The Accardi - Shokrian Family

     

  • Your running buddy

     

  • Flywire Corp

     

  • Erika Meyer

    $50

  • Marybeth Unsworth

    $100

  • Victoria Brown

     

  • Marsha Bouchard

    $50

  • Polk's

    $50

  • Amelia Butler

    $25

  • Allison Taylor

    $50

  • Lindsay Zanga

    $50

  • Hannah Barry

    $100

  • Dave O'Brien

     

  • Drake Accardi

    $50

  • Karen Garrison

    $25

  • Jack & Rach

    $50

  • Talena

    $50

  • Melanie

    $50

  • Auntie Der-Andrea Accardi

     

  • Aunt Fav-Kay Stursberg

     

  • Hillary Noble

    $50

  • Raela Ripaldi

    $25

  • Jennifer Hotaling

    $20

  • The Freres

    $25

  • Angela CostaRita

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shelley Mancini

    $50

  • Aunt Kim and Uncle Don/Kim Catherall

     

  • Wayne, Susie & Kit Kat

     

  • Wayne, Susie & Kit Kat

     

  • Alex

    $50

  • Babak Namiranian

     

  • Manizhe

    $50

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84% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Manizhe

Manizhe

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Babak Namiranian

Babak Namiranian

You're awesome! I consider you family now and will always support you through this fight but you better finish this race, I'm not donating all of this money for no reason ;)) 2 weeks ago

Alex

Alex

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Wayne, Susie & Kit Kat

Wayne, Susie & Kit Kat

We're so proud of you Kelli! We â?¤ you!! 1 month ago

Wayne, Susie & Kit Kat

Wayne, Susie & Kit Kat

So proud of you Kelli!! We â?¤ you! 1 month ago

Aunt Kim and Uncle Don/Kim Catherall

Aunt Kim and Uncle Don/Kim Catherall

1 month ago

Shelley Mancini

Shelley Mancini

DONATION: $50

So proud of you, Kelli! Sending you and your running buddy, Talena, good vibes and best wishes! 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Crush it Kelli! 1 month ago

Angela CostaRita

Angela CostaRita

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

The Freres

The Freres

DONATION: $25

1 month ago