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Team JDRF for the Pittsburgh Marathon - PCC Methyl

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April 20, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.  It is really kind of you.  I've never done a JDRF fundraiser before and it is really meaningful  See more

BENEFITING: JDRF

ORGANIZER: Team

EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018

Brandon Ritchie

THE STORY:

We put together 4 charity teams here at Pressure Chemical for this year's Pittsburgh Marathon.  I am running on a team that is raising money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and it is in honor and recogntion of my son Owen (T1 since age 7 in 2011).


JDRF had a nice pre-written text to summarize the fundraiser, but I revised it to describe what Owen's day with Type 1 diabetes is like.


Try this:  Get a rubber band and put it on your wrist.  For one full day, snap the band on your wrist twice every time you eat something.

   The first snap is like the finger prick when you tested your blood sugar

   The second snap is like the needle when you inject insulin 


AND, here's the fun one, figure out (if it's not on a label, you have to estimate) how many grams of carbohydrate you just ate.

- If your estimate is too high, go drink a juice box: your blood sugar went too low because you injected too much insulin

-If your estimate is too low, snap your wrist again, because you need more insulin to correct your high blood sugar



The reality is more complicated, and it's the day-to-day persistence of diabetes that really sucks.  But JDRF does good things with your donations.  They fund patient and family education.  They also fund research into new treatments, including work to cure and even prevent T1.


Please consider donating to our team in any amount.  I genuinely appreciate it.

$1,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Holly Lingenfelter

    $50

  • Heather Stevenson

    $100

  • The Schillo's

    $25

  • Judy Stevenson

    $100

  • $ UNCLE JORDAN $

    $25

  • The Pollocks

    $25

  • Judith and George Ritchie

     

  • Michael and Amanda Williams

    $150

  • Alan and Sharon Stout

     

  • Jack and Diane Miller

    $25

  • Tom and Renee Benn

    $50

  • Alisha and Lacey Martin

    $50

  • Jason Ritchie

    $25

  • Laraine Lewis

    $25

  • Michelle Turnwald

    $50

  • Bob and Beth May

    $50

  • Pressure Chemical Co.

    $250

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450% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $56,023 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Lamar

Amount Raised

$3,634

 

909% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team JDRF

Amount Raised

$3,620

 

7% Raised of $52,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Dickson

Amount Raised

$2,525

 

505% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Guthridge

Amount Raised

$2,316

 

116% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich Hensler

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

205% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Rader

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

80% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stevie Huston

Amount Raised

$1,745

 

436% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katelyn Conn

Amount Raised

$1,671

 

167% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pressure Chemical Co.

Pressure Chemical Co.

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Bob and Beth May

Bob and Beth May

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Michelle Turnwald

Michelle Turnwald

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Laraine Lewis

Laraine Lewis

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Jason Ritchie

Jason Ritchie

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Alisha and Lacey Martin

Alisha and Lacey Martin

DONATION: $50

For Owen 5 months ago

Tom and Renee Benn

Tom and Renee Benn

DONATION: $50

For Owen George! 5 months ago

Jack and Diane Miller

Jack and Diane Miller

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Alan and Sharon Stout

Alan and Sharon Stout

Owen 5 months ago

Michael and Amanda Williams

Michael and Amanda Williams

DONATION: $150

For Owen George. Love Uncle Mike, Aunt Amanda, Alexa, Emma and Kylie. 5 months ago