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Ashley LaBrier's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center

ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Ashley LaBrier

THE STORY:

Most everyone who knows me knows that I have been living with type I diabetes for about 12 years now. This disease is an enormous part of my life. Although there are many negatives of the disease (pricking my fingers to test my blood sugar 10-15 times per day, counting the carbohydrate content of all meals, wearing an insulin pump 24/7 or taking injections, and living with an elevated risk of all sorts of terrible health complications), diabetes has had a tremendous positive impact on my life as well.

In 3 months I’ll graduate from Tufts University with a Masters in Nutrition, become a registered dietitian, and with a little more effort achieve my life-long goal of becoming a diabetes educator. I don’t think this career choice would be quite as enticing and fulfilling if I had not lived with type I diabetes and learned to manage it successfully. Other positive impacts of managing my diabetes include my healthy eating and exercise habits, like long distance running, which probably would not exist in my life had I not been reminded of their importance at countless medical appointments. .

As someone so closely connected to diabetes, I am privileged, proud, and so excited to be running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a member of Team Joslin. Joslin Diabetes Center, located in Boston, is the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization, dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives. It offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Without places like Joslin working to deliver new information, therapies, technology, and support for managing the disease, I wouldn’t be able to do things like run a marathon (while maintaining nearly normal blood glucose levels) or lead a “normal” life.  

I know that we all get many requests from various organizations throughout the year, and that many of you have already supported me and my family in our quest to fundraise for diabetes research. However, if you can, please donate to the Joslin Diabetes Center for me and others whom this disease has affected. Any size donation helps. Thanks for the love and support =)

$1,880

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nick White

    $30

  • Bob & Debbie LaBrier

     

  • Catherine

    $10

  • Mac Denaro

    $50

  • Jim, Lindsay and Nolan Danner

    $20

  • Kyle Gwinnup

    $50

  • Nick Denaro

    $10

  • Rick Price

    $100

  • Carla Gomes

    $100

  • Mark Fischer-Colbrie

    $100

  • Victoria Lerch

    $50

  • Larry and Nancy laBrier

     

  • Kim Kiraly

    $50

  • Paige

    $10

  • Holly Spier

     

  • Jean Inman

    $100

  • Cynthia Lott

    $200

  • Lacey and Vic Denaro

    $100

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The Team: $129,389 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Erin Reeves

Amount Raised

$25,110

 

251% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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James Carroll

Amount Raised

$21,912

 

219% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Gregory McGauley

Amount Raised

$12,804

 

128% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Christina (Tina) Sullivan

Amount Raised

$8,792

 

117% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Alexandra Gatti

Amount Raised

$8,763

 

117% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Balz and Simone Frei

Amount Raised

$8,005

 

107% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Peter Rohr

Amount Raised

$8,000

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Niko Bowie

Amount Raised

$7,691

 

103% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Lacey and Vic Denaro

Lacey and Vic Denaro

DONATION: $100

Have great run see you at 4.1 miles 5 years ago

Cynthia Lott

Cynthia Lott

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Jean Inman

Jean Inman

DONATION: $100

Go Ashley! 5 years ago

Holly Spier

Holly Spier

5 years ago

Paige

Paige

DONATION: $10

Way to Ash! 5 years ago

Kim Kiraly

Kim Kiraly

DONATION: $50

Ashley for your many years of supporting Diabetes! You are continually an inspiration to me - I brag about you all of the time! Keep living the dream, Chica! I can't wait for our next adventure! 5 years ago

Larry and Nancy laBrier

Larry and Nancy laBrier

5 years ago

Victoria Lerch

Victoria Lerch

DONATION: $50

RUN RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN! 5 years ago

Mark Fischer-Colbrie

Mark Fischer-Colbrie

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Carla Gomes

Carla Gomes

DONATION: $100

5 years ago