BENEFITING: American Diabetes Association, Inc.
On November 5th I will run the NYC Marathon as part of a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association and am reaching out to ask for your support.
Why I joined Team Diabetes
Inspired by our personal health struggles, in 2015 Marlaina Headley and I founded Clothing Hope, Inc. to serve as a local health awareness resource for under-served communities with a particular focus on diabetes.
Marlaina, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the young age of 6 and Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 20, understands the expensive costs of living with autoimmune diseases. She also knows that being healthy, active, and eating nutritious foods can help control the diseases and their effects on her body. I, on the other hand, having struggled with my weight my entire life, have learned more in depth about Type 1 (and Type 2) Diabetes and Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis as my friendship with Marlaina matured. Paying closer attention to my well-being, and the well-being of my family, I realized that diabetes is a worldwide epidemic; almost everyone knows someone with diabetes.
Clothing Hope & American Diabetes Association
As a NYC based organization Clothing Hope sees the American Diabetes Association as resource for our initiatives. Running the NYC Marathon under the American Diabetes Association is an opportunity to combine forces and participate together in our fight against diabetes and its deadly consequences.
When you donate:
•You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
•You advocate for a child discriminated against in school because of diabetes.
•You fund life-saving research.
•You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes to live well.
As always, I appreciate your continuous support!