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Jane Zigman - 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

Jane Zigman

THE STORY:

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 15 years ago. I am running in the NYC Marathon this November to help raise money for the world's leading charitable organization related to type 1 - the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 

Here is a little background: 

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.  With Type 1 diabetes there are no days off, and there is no cure. 

I am very lucky to be born in a day and age where diabetes research has led to technological advancements such as the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. I credit these two devices for my full and active life, and healthy pregnancies (before the invention of insulin in 1921 type 1 diabetes was a quick death sentence).

While the incredible advances made by modern science have made diabetes less of a burden it is still that:  Every single time you see me eat or drink i’m doing mental calculations of carbs consumed and insulin in my body. I’ve woken up countless times in the middle of the night sick with unexplained low blood sugar and have found myself nauseous and exhausted when dealing with high blood sugars caused by hormones, insulin pump malfunctions or incorrect carbohydrate counting. A cure would mean so much to me.

In the past year I have started to have conversations with my five-year old about what my electronic medical devices are and why I need them.  I’m nervous to use the word “diabetes” around her because of society’s pre-conceived notions of what diabetes is and the desire to show my children that I am strong and healthy despite my disease.   I’m really proud to use this marathon as an opportunity do just that! 

JDRF’s highest priority remains funding research to deliver a cure  for T1D and its complications. At the same time, JDRF is also focused on developing better treatments that will transform the way people with T1D treat the disease today, in order to help them live healthier lives now and in the future. Finally, JDRF also seeks to prevent T1D, to keep future generations from developing the disease.

This November, while I run the New York City Marathon I will be raising money for the JDRF to help them search for a cure for this difficult disease.  Please help me by donating here to this very worthwhile organization, every dollar you give is 100% tax deductible.  I am truly grateful for your support.  Thank you!

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To This Fundraiser

$4,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Susan and Jeff Gerner

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Samantha mohan

     

  • Andrea and Chris Babcock

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Robert and Barbara Villecco

    $100

  • Phyllis and Dan Conley

    $100

  • Linda and Ira Zigman

    $300

  • Tom tuck and christina

    $50

  • Ma

    $100

  • David Slotnick & Reni Ellis

    $50

  • The Hawkins

    $50

  • Josh & Kelly Oppenheimer

    $50

  • Josh and Carolyn

    $36

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  • meryl kovit

    $25

  • Mancuso Family

    $100

  • Markos & Raegan

    $300

  • Ali Hunter

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  • Dan Smith

    $250

  • LizHill

    $50

  • Dawn deleo

    $25

  • Amy

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  • Justin, Andrea and Bessie

    $36

  • Testani family

    $50

  • Gus

    $208

  • The Kestenbaum's

    $100

  • Bryan Falchuk

    $100

  • Casey and Hunter Burns

    $150

  • The Issac Family

    $25

  • Daniel Wittenberg

    $50

  • Pauly Rodney

    $250

  • Dave Weiss

    $25

  • jude zahn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Curran Family

    $50

  • Lexi, Brian, Cricket & Mo

    $100

  • Emily D.

    $25

  • Maura Hauck

    $25

  • Greg Nizewitz

    $50

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129% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Greg Nizewitz

Greg Nizewitz

DONATION: $50

Kick ass my diabuddy! 2 years ago

Maura Hauck

Maura Hauck

DONATION: $25

Go Jane Go! That's like a million laps around the MHS track! 2 years ago

Emily D.

Emily D.

DONATION: $25

Super woman Jane! Inspired by you. 2 years ago

Lexi, Brian, Cricket & Mo

Lexi, Brian, Cricket & Mo

DONATION: $100

Hunter Pence can only run 26.1 miles. 2 years ago

The Curran Family

The Curran Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

jude zahn

jude zahn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dave Weiss

Dave Weiss

DONATION: $25

I'm running the marathon this year too. Kick ass! 2 years ago

Pauly Rodney

Pauly Rodney

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Daniel Wittenberg

Daniel Wittenberg

DONATION: $50

2 years ago