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

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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

  • Doug, Tracy, Dalton & Grant

     

  • Brendan Valencia

    $25

  • Lucas

    $25

  • Kate Moran

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sara Mills

    $50

  • Kellen

    $50

  • Lisa Drury

    $50

  • Phil & Beth Exley

    $25

  • Crystina Brooks

     

  • Leila Keshmiri

    $50

  • Monique van Veen

     

  • Janie Kizer

    $50

  • Sally

    $50

  • Madelyn Rubenstein

    $50

  • Debbie Andrews

    $200

  • Marbaum

    $25

  • Emily Sheehan

    $50

  • Lynne McLean

    $100

  • Maria Brown

    $50

  • T. Marshall

     

  • Thomas Marsh

    $25

  • David Herrick

    $50

  • John

    $100

  • Sharon, Tom , Jack and Jimmy Butler

    $200

  • Siavash Namiranian

     

  • Tiff & Ram

     

  • Lorraine De Lois

    $25

  • Kim

    $25

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135% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kim

Kim

DONATION: $25

2 days ago

Lorraine De Lois

Lorraine De Lois

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Anna C. Haase 1 week ago

Tiff & Ram

Tiff & Ram

You go girl! 2 weeks ago

Siavash Namiranian

Siavash Namiranian

2 weeks ago

Sharon, Tom , Jack and Jimmy Butler

Sharon, Tom , Jack and Jimmy Butler

DONATION: $200

For Sarah Midwood! 2 weeks ago

John

John

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

David Herrick

David Herrick

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Thomas Marsh

Thomas Marsh

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

T. Marshall

T. Marshall

3 weeks ago

Maria Brown

Maria Brown

DONATION: $50

Now that I have witnessed that you are indeed a badass runner!! 3 weeks ago