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American Diabetes Association NYC 2017

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Jennifer Leggi

THE STORY:

Living with Diabetes can be a very scary thing. All of my grandparents have/ had Diabetes and now many of my extended and immediate family members have become victims to the disease. At a very young age, I witnessed the greatest person in my life, my Nana (Grandmother), suffer and fall to her battle with Diabetes. Before she passed, diabetes deteriorated her body in her 50's then her legs were amputated, and she lost her infectious passion for life. Once I was old enough to understand the reasons behind her disease, I vowed to change my life by working on my personal lifestyle habits, specifically diet and exercise. I love to lounge around with my two buddies pizza and wine, but there are ways to moderate levels food and incorporate exercise to live healthier. I am motivated to help my loved ones achieve a healthy life. After qualifying for the 2017 New York Marathon, I knew I had to run with The American Diabetes Association to create awareness and to advocate for some major food and fitness changes for my family and community. Development of type 2 diabetes has been associated with several risk factors. These risk factors include: history of hyperglycemia, prediabetes, and/or gestational diabetes (GDM), overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, family history, race and ethnicity (Hispanic, Native American, African American), age, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol. The American Diabetes Association funds critical diabetes research and support vital diabetes education services that improve the lives of those with diabetes. Let’s find a cure and make some changes!

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To This Fundraiser

$300

MONEY RAISED
  • Jennifer Leggi

    $100

  • Jia Han

    $100

  • Randapunk

    $100

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30% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $30,395 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Marlo Edwards Tapley

Amount Raised

$4,925

 

99% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Daly

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Anaya

Amount Raised

$3,780

 

108% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Pozza

Amount Raised

$3,625

 

104% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Edward

Amount Raised

$3,624

 

104% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deysy Ordóñez-Arreola

Amount Raised

$3,077

 

88% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Starniri

Amount Raised

$2,910

 

83% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Manoj Moon

Amount Raised

$2,579

 

129% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Randapunk

Randapunk

DONATION: $100

Miss you mom 5 months ago

Jia Han

Jia Han

DONATION: $100

Keep doing what you do 7 months ago

Jennifer Leggi

Jennifer Leggi

DONATION: $100

Nana, Papa, Grandpa, Grandma and Dad..get it together! 8 months ago