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Alison Johnson - JDRF | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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BENEFITING: JDRF

EVENT: JDRF | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Alison Johnson

THE STORY:

I am very excited to be running the NYC Marathon this year.  More importantly, I'm running as a fundraiser to support JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  Below is an overview of why I am running. Please take a few moments to read this through. It is pretty personal, and has taken me months to start discussing.

Many of you do not know yet, but my daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (formerly referred to as juvenile diabetes) in September, at the age of 6.  Because it runs in the family (Mark, and his father), I was very sensitive to the warning signs. Thankfully, my "mom instinct" kicked in pretty early, and she was diagnosed quickly. For those of you who are not familiar with T1D, it is an autoimmune disorder in which the pancreas no longer produces insulin, a hormone required to convert food into energy. You cannot prevent it. There is no cure.

There have been incredible advances in treatments and technology, and my goal is to do whatever I can do to help turn Type 1 into Type None (a slogan I love).  I conduct constant research, have become involved in local JDRF chapter events, and have always fundraised on behalf of those I know who are also T1D.  But, when it’s your DAUGHTER, and her health, schedules, and daily routines are turned upside down, you go the extra mile (or in this case, 26.2 miles) for her - day and night. 

Luckily, Sammy is the most resilient, smart, go-with-the-flow child.  We have integrated finger pricks (to test blood sugar), insulin injections and pump, and carb counting, into our lives 24/7.  She already exhibits an incredible understanding of data, math, and has great common sense.  However, it is an exhausting lifestyle, both physically and emotionally.

So, I am running 26.2 miles (the hard part), with a required goal of raising $3,500 to be a member of this team. The money raised will contribute to the loads of research, education and initiatives related to finding a cure.

Also important to mention, is that I am also running in honor of Mark, Jack, our lovely 11 year-old friend, Rachel; Sammy and Elyssa’s 9 year-old friend, Bella, and her dad; my dear friend  (and local JDRF chapter Exec. Director), Ray; and the children of several other friends. They are local, and all T1D.

I am asking for your tax-deductible donation early because it’s a big goal, and will take me some time to get there; I am very grateful for your support.

I will share more details about the race as it gets closer - I have the best running partners and friends, who have offered to train with me.

And, the quote that continues to inspire me to run the marathon AND fundraise to find a cure:

“….without love in a dream, it will never come true.”  (Hunter/Garcia)

Thank you.

Alison

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To This Fundraiser

$7,195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julia and fam

    $100

  • Ruth and Tom Yorker

     

  • Samantha and Eli Grossman

    $26.20

  • Mike and Colleen

    $25

  • Susan Lundberg

    $50

  • Jim Amanatides

    $50

  • Kuhn Family

    $100

  • AK

    $100

  • Erica, Mike, Aiden & Ellie Hayes

    $25

  • Bob Ward

    $100

  • LJ

    $100

  • Caryn LaFleche

    $25

  • The Strauses

     

  • The Seder Family

     

  • Jen Nye

    $25

  • The Robertson Family

     

  • Chris 'n Laura

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily & Brandon

    $50

  • The Drews

    $50

  • The DeSanti Family

     

  • Dan Coffey

    $25

  • The Luries

    $25

  • Amy Conway

    $50

  • Jean and Jack

    $50

  • Steve & Gayle Weiss

     

  • Wladis Family

     

  • The Mazmanians

    $25

  • Judy and Al Wieden

    $50

  • Ross and Francesca Weissman

    $100

  • The Philipp Family

     

  • Lisa/Sam holl

    $25

  • Teri, Stu, and Sonya Cantor

    $50

  • Bonny Boice

    $100

  • melissa carpinello

    $25

  • Kristina Muller

    $50

  • The Gardners

    $25

  • Jack Smith

     

  • Jenny & Dana

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • alissa fox

    $40

  • Robin, Jay and Mia Blackman

    $50

  • David Lester

    $50

  • The Steil Family

     

  • Amy Bubar

    $25

  • Deb Lasner

    $36

  • The Hojraj-Janse van Rensburgs

     

  • Monica Vail

    $50

  • Lorraine and John D'Aleo

    $50

  • Howard Kaplan

    $100

  • Cheryl and Charlie Barnes

    $50

  • The family of Dr Robert Lieberman

    $50

  • Cindy and Tom Drake

    $50

  • Florence and Arnold Friedman

    $50

  • Susan and Ron Backer

    $50

  • Cat Adlerman

    $100

  • The Ryan family

     

  • The Black Family

    $50

  • Sergio & Christine Amitrano

    $100

  • The Taylor Family

    $50

  • The DeBiccari Family

     

  • Gary & Jean Keehfus

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John & Diane Beverly

    $50

  • Al and Judy Wieden

    $100

  • Bobby Kurzon

    $100

  • Tobin/Bearden Family

    $50

  • Leila Tredemeyer

    $25

  • Nicole Naef

     

  • The Gloeckner family

    $50

  • Erin Reilly

    $25

  • Necole Good and family

    $50

  • Barbara Romano

    $25

  • Emily and Brandon

     

  • Larry Drew

    $25

  • Jeffrey Holl

    $20

  • the donohoes

    $25

  • Robin Cohen

    $25

  • Natalie Gannett

    $20

  • Franny, Barry, and Mabel Westfall

    $100

  • Maria & Sandor

    $25

  • Marla and Bill Kellert

    $50

  • Laura Carnell

    $25

  • Frank and Ruth Rice

    $50

  • Rachel Eidex

    $100

  • Jen Viola

    $25

  • Dennis and Wendy O'Connor

    $50

  • Annie Bronchetti

    $100

  • The Leaches

    $25

  • The Gambelunghes

    $100

  • Pesca Family

    $25

  • Chelsea & Meghan Biche

    $20

  • Amelia and Logan

    $20

  • Nuala Svare

    $20

  • Michele Wilkes-Hawkins

    $50

  • Deb Antonelli

    $50

  • DK

     

  • Molly and Peter Flynn

    $25

  • Eric Johnson

    $25

  • Thel and Ted Drew

     

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120% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Thel and Ted Drew

Thel and Ted Drew

For the "Girls" 2 years ago

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Molly and Peter Flynn

Molly and Peter Flynn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

DK

DK

2 years ago

Deb Antonelli

Deb Antonelli

DONATION: $50

Sammy & Mark & other affected 2 years ago

Michele Wilkes-Hawkins

Michele Wilkes-Hawkins

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nuala Svare

Nuala Svare

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Amelia and Logan

Amelia and Logan

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Chelsea & Meghan Biche

Chelsea & Meghan Biche

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Pesca Family

Pesca Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago