Update # 29 8-5-17 through 8-11-17
August 11, 2017
BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 53
I was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic on the first weekend of October in 1985. Having now lived with the disease for more than 31 years, and having just celebrated my 50th birthday, I'm now feeling a real calling to do all in my power to raise awareness, educate and raise funds to help cure diabetes. I'm both excited and thankful to have been accepted to join Team Joslin, on behalf of the Joslin Diabetes Center, to run in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For the 30+ million people with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and the many millions more who are undiagnosed with the disease, I encourage you to make a donation of any amount to assist the Joslin Diabetes Center in their mission to cure diabetes.
Thank you so much!!
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.