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Matthew Glass' Fundraiser:

Abigail's Go the Extra Mile for Type 1 Diabetes

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More than halfway there!!!
October 05, 2016

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Matthew Glass

THE STORY:

This project means so much to me and here is why. It started in 2006, my best friend Taylor, almost age four, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an auto immune disease which often starts in childhood or early adulthood, in which the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, and in Juvenile Diabetes the pancreas does not recover and you are reliant on insulin every day regardless of your diet. Taylor is confronted by her disease every day – monitoring her sugar levels through regular blood tests and counts all carbohydrates she eats to makes sure her body can process the food properly.  Its causes are unknown and there is no current cure, but even so, we can help. 

 I am running this 5k along with my Springfield Cross Country Team, but this time in Taylor’s honor, with hopes to raise money towards the research of Juvenile Diabetes through an organization called The Foundation for Diabetes Research (www.diabetesnj.org).  My family often participates in FDR fundraisers and this is another way to give back to an organization so close to our hearts. Race spectators are always welcomed, and if you even choose to run, you can register at https://www.raceforum.com/cpl.

Since Taylor and I have always been there for each other, I could not think of any other way to make a difference than something to benefit her life and the lives of many others.  Thank you so much for helping me with this cause.

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$2,261

MONEY RAISED
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  • Reggie and Allan Hausler

    $50

  • Larry & Larry Glass

    $100

  • Taylor Hopkins & Hopkins Family

    $250

  • Lisa and David Glass

    $18

  • Rabbi Mark Mallach

    $18

  • Angela B.

    $25

  • The Minuta Family

    $25

  • Jen, Jason, Sophia & Claudia Bowman

    $18

  • Heather Hopkins

    $10

  • Taylor Hopkins

    $10

  • Anderson Family

    $100

  • Lori Beyer

    $100

  • The McLeer Family

    $50

  • Skyler Sislin

    $36

  • Harrison family

    $20

  • Kate Hirschhorn

    $50

  • Jason Schnitzer

    $25

  • Robyn Leitner

    $25

  • Elizabeth

    $25

  • The Brooks Family

    $72

  • Sofia Sieminski

    $18

  • Hallel Vogel & Family

    $54

  • The Wishna Family

    $36

  • Clarke Family

    $36

  • Elena Rappaport

     

  • The Haber Family

    $36

  • Barbara and Steven Kohl

    $25

  • The Placer Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • The Brendell Family

    $36

  • joan and marty sider

    $25

  • Anita and Bill Baron

    $50

  • Michelle, Harris, Julia and Nate Goldman

    $50

  • Finkelstein Family

     

  • Claudia Block

    $25

  • Bonnie Lafazan and Family

     

  • Meryl, Brett, Lara, Maya, Evan Wohlstetter

    $100

  • Sally and Jerry Pollack

     

  • Sargis Family

    $36

  • Judy & Larry Cohen

    $50

  • Scott and Kristin Edmondson

    $50

  • Judy and Irving Kuber

    $25

  • Martha & Charles Guttilla

    $25

  • The Bachenheimer Family

    $25

  • Nathalie Neuhaus

    $18

  • Jordyn Chait

    $25

  • Great Job and Great Cause Abigail!

    $36

  • The Switsky Family

    $36

  • Allison Weitzman

    $36

  • Tisdales

    $25

  • Caren, Jack & Lilly Resnick

     

  • Kaya and her fam

    $25

  • Linda & Don Hopkins

    $50

  • Helene and Jerry Wohlstetter

    $18

  • Phyllis Morris, Stacey Sher & family

     

  • Shelley Breitman

    $25

  • Radick Family

     

  • Naomi Jaroslaw

     

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126% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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The Team: $2,261 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Naomi Jaroslaw

Naomi Jaroslaw

1 year ago

Radick Family

Radick Family

Mazel Tov! 1 year ago

Shelley Breitman

Shelley Breitman

DONATION: $25

Tribute to my son Jason Breitman. Now 39 diabetes since five 2 years ago

Phyllis Morris, Stacey Sher & family

Phyllis Morris, Stacey Sher & family

So proud of our Abby for selecting a meaningful cause. 2 years ago

Helene and Jerry Wohlstetter

Helene and Jerry Wohlstetter

DONATION: $18

Great Cause Abby 2 years ago

Linda & Don Hopkins

Linda & Don Hopkins

DONATION: $50

In honor of Taylor and Abby 's wonderful friendship, reminiscent of Leslie & Heather's lifelong friendship! 2 years ago

Kaya and her fam

Kaya and her fam

DONATION: $25

Way to go, Abby! 2 years ago

Caren, Jack & Lilly Resnick

Caren, Jack & Lilly Resnick

2 years ago

Tisdales

Tisdales

DONATION: $25

To all those suffering with diabetes o 2 years ago

Allison Weitzman

Allison Weitzman

DONATION: $36

2 years ago