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James Carroll'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

James Carroll

THE STORY:

Why am I running?  For many reasons, some for individual goals but, most importantly, as a way of helping a team that does tremendous work in the care and treatment of diabetes.

 

Approximately 2 years ago, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Thankfully, through the great work of her medical team and the support of many families and friends, she is doing great.  One family that really helped out was that of my friend, Jerry Branka.  What you may not know is that one of Jerry’s daughters, Lilly, has been a patient at Joslin since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3.  Now 12,  Lilly does not let diabetes inhibit her in any way.  She is a great kid, with a great attitude. She has raised funds to help those less fortunate deal with diabetes, starred in fundraising videos, met the Governor and other elected officials, all in an effort to raise awareness about diabetes and to help Joslin, . To put it in perspective, more than 3 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes.  Each year in the US, more than fifteen thousand children, and fifteen thousand adults- about eighty people each day, are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, and the impact the disease has on individuals, and their families is truly exhausting.

 

I am running the marathon as a way of thanking Lilly for her courage, and to help Joslin continue their great work.  I am well on my way to achieving my fundraising goal;  however, I want to far exceed my initial goal.

$21,912

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $7,500

  • Ian

    $100

  • Caserta's

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Alan Kirby

    $100

  • Liz and Art

    $500

  • Mike Senoski

    $100

  • Chandler

    $500

  • The Gardner's

    $262

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mike Hall

    $100

  • Jim Zadrozny

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laura and Keith

    $100

  • Kent Fuhrmann

    $100

  • Paula & Bruce Fuhrmann

    $200

  • Dan Barry

    $100

  • The Johnsons

    $100

  • Kim Sylvester

    $100

  • Martin Cunningham

     

  • Sue and Tom Doherty

    $200

  • Kevin & Kelly Bishop

    $100

  • Koman Family

    $250

  • Mary Cross

    $100

  • Jeff Goretti

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brad Sweeney

    $50

  • Sarah Weddleton

    $50

  • Pam Clancy

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Joe and Chris D.

    $150

  • Ed and Deirdre Heilbron

    $250

  • Jeff and Jen

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill Peach

    $100

  • SRWBW

    $200

  • Mark Botelho

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $3,500

  • Dave Ghio

    $25

  • Ashley & Patrick Doherty

    $100

  • Julian

    $100

  • The Grafs!

    $125

  • Alex Cook

    $250

  • Dave King

    $50

  • Joette & John Cook

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

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219% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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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

Fundraiser Title

James Carroll

Amount Raised

$21,912

 

219% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gregory McGauley

Amount Raised

$12,804

 

128% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christina (Tina) Sullivan

Amount Raised

$8,792

 

117% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra Gatti

Amount Raised

$8,763

 

117% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Balz and Simone Frei

Amount Raised

$8,005

 

107% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Rohr

Amount Raised

$8,000

Fundraiser Title

Niko Bowie

Amount Raised

$7,691

 

103% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

Jimmy, go get em today brother. Seen you running on route 16 a few times, honked, but you were in a zone. Slow moving zone, but still! 5 years ago

Joette & John Cook

Joette & John Cook

DONATION: $1,000

Jim, Thank you. Joette and John 5 years ago

Dave King

Dave King

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Alex Cook

Alex Cook

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

The Grafs!

The Grafs!

DONATION: $125

GO, JIMMY, GO!!!! 5 years ago

Julian

Julian

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Ashley & Patrick Doherty

Ashley & Patrick Doherty

DONATION: $100

5 years ago