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Shannon Connolly - 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

Shannon Connolly

THE STORY:

I will be running this marathon to honor my mother, June Connolly, who has been managing type 1 diabetes for 62 years. For my entire life I’ve watched her maintain tight control of her blood sugar with multiple insulin injections every day and a careful diet. Most of the time, my mom is able to recognize when her blood sugar is too low or too high and takes the necessary steps to bring it back in line. It’s a difficult balance to achieve and requires constant vigilance. She’s handled the highs and lows with grace and without much complaint. People today are living longer with type 1 diabetes thanks to the research conducted by the Joslin Diabetes Center, however it is rare for people to manage the disease for as long as my mom has. In fact, she’s one of 4,000 people who have received the Joslin Diabetes Center’s 50-year medal. This medal is for people who have been battling diabetes for 50 years.

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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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tom & Mary Lu

    $100

  • John Fay

    $100

  • Mike & Jacqui Seelig

    $100

  • Isaac Oh

    $100

  • Vickie

    $100

  • John Doherty

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ronnie Webb

    $200

  • Carol

     

  • Rebecca Walker Lovin

    $250

  • the schmerin family

    $25

  • Barbara & Bill Burdwood

    $100

  • Virginia Cashion Brooks

    $25

  • Ted and Tracy Weller

     

  • Bob Connolly

    $50

  • Seth & Heather Owen-Perry

    $50

  • Amanda Bacque

    $100

  • Andrea Blackwelder

    $50

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54% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrea Blackwelder

Andrea Blackwelder

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Amanda Bacque

Amanda Bacque

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Seth & Heather Owen-Perry

Seth & Heather Owen-Perry

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Bob Connolly

Bob Connolly

DONATION: $50

Go Shannon! 4 months ago

Ted and Tracy Weller

Ted and Tracy Weller

In honor of June Connolly and with thanks for Shannon running for her mom 4 months ago

Virginia Cashion Brooks

Virginia Cashion Brooks

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Barbara & Bill Burdwood

Barbara & Bill Burdwood

DONATION: $100

In honor of our neighbor June Connolly 4 months ago

the schmerin family

the schmerin family

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Rebecca Walker Lovin

Rebecca Walker Lovin

DONATION: $250

Go Aunt June!! Go Cuz Shannon 4 months ago

Carol

Carol

June Connolly 4 months ago