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Greg Weintraub's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center Boston 2015

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THE STORY:

J-O-S-L-I-N.  Two hundred people sat around a campfire with amphitheater-style wooden benches as seating, singing J-O-S-L-I-N.  Campers ranged in age from eight years old to eighteen years old.


I sang this song with my bunkmates every summer for many years after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  We sat down for this campfire once a week.  It was cold.  There were bugs.  But for two hundred boys, this campfire song meant something - something that couldn't be expressed through the games we played during the day.

I wear an insulin pump to treat my diabetes.  This insulin pump is attached to my body through a catheter site.  This catheter site must be changed every 2 - 3 days, without fail.  My parents always changed my catheter site while I lived at home.  I never changed the catheter site when I was at home.  I never even tried.

It was during my first summer at camp that I changed my catheter site for the first time.  I inserted an inch-long needle into my stomach.

I was nine years old.

I went to dinner that night.  I was excited - at the end of every meal, everyone at camp banged on our large, wooden tables and shouted "BOLUS!"  This was to remind everyone to give insulin - through injection or insulin pump - for the meal we had just eaten.  So when everyone at camp banged on our large, wooden tables and shouted "BOLUS," I gave myself insulin through the catheter site I had just placed in my stomach.

The dining hall cleared out on this night.  Each bunk went directly to the campfire.  Two hundred people - primarily young boys with Type 1 Diabetes - sat around a campfire with amphitheater-style wooden benches as seating.

We sang J-O-S-L-I-N.

It is now thirteen years later.  I still insert a catheter site into my stomach every 2 to 3 days.  I have inserted nearly 1,200 catheter sites into my stomach in the years I have been using the insulin pump.

It is now thirteen years later, and I am running the Boston Marathon for Joslin.

I am committed to finishing the Boston Marathon.
I am committed to running the 2015 Boston Marathon at least one hour faster than I ran the 2014 Boston Marathon.
And I am committed to raising $1,200 for each mile I run.

Join me as I raise $31,440.

For Joslin.
For the boys who attend Camp Joslin.
And for a future without Type 1 Diabetes.

$27,519

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Fumarelli

    $100

  • The Lubner Family

    $250

  • Jagruti Oza

    $250

  • Kaz and Phoebe Yamamoto

    $100

  • Trudi

    $50

  • David Kisch

    $100

  • Donald Anderson

    $100

  • Alan Portela

    $100

  • Jay Handy

    $100

  • Mike Broderick

    $150

  • Will Beckham

    $10

  • Maria (Staten Island)

    $100

  • Tracy S. and Family

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Allen & Stacy Kamer

    $100

  • Valenta Family

    $250

  • Una Norton

    $250

  • Ernest & Jami

    $200

  • Christina Roth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rick and Tina Dean

    $1,000

  • M McDonald

    $200

  • Erin & Kevin Wajer

    $75

  • Vidya

    $50

  • ZappRx

    $250

  • Wilson Brown

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Michael Sachs

    $200

  • Gregg DiPietro

    $100

  • The Dickinson Family

    $100

  • Paul Bleicher and Julia Greenstein

    $100

  • Asaf Evenhaim and Andrew Willis

    $200

  • Jeff Eberle

    $100

  • Jeff and Kristi Leerink

    $1,000

  • Ken Novack

    $100

  • Will Rideout

    $50

  • The Couch Family

    $100

  • Janet Cardinell

    $100

  • Ray Bovenzi

    $100

  • Malloy Family

    $100

  • Matt Osber and Joan Fenster

    $100

  • Annonymous

    $250

  • Mary Lantin & Thomas Casparis

    $100

  • StevenBloomj

    $75

  • Keith cooper

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Clare and Stan Huang

    $200

  • David, Paula, Christopher & Nicholas

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $108

  • Karen Axelrod and Bruce Brumberg

    $100

  • Matt and Karla Siegel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cindy S.

    $200

  • Frank Williams

    $200

  • Gardner Family Trust

    $250

  • Scanlon Family

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gabriel Salfity

    $50

  • Medeiros Family

    $200

  • Mark Toso

    $100

  • Jennifer & Doug Raymond

    $100

  • Anne and Paul Goodrich

    $100

  • Bill & Laurie Conroy

    $200

  • Jack & Judith Kordash

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • The Lidsky Family

    $250

  • Diana Edwards

    $150

  • Kate and Ed Cahill

    $200

  • Billy & Leslie Suddath

    $250

  • Mike & Diane Silverman

     

  • Irene Vermesh

    $100

  • Michelle Gentile

    $50

  • OrthoNet

    $260

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • General Catalyst

    $250

  • The Tyne Family

    $100

  • Libby and Lew Ostrofsky

    $50

  • Jim

    $100

  • Amy Werner

    $25

  • Christopher Ricco

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Weintraub

    $26.20

  • Leslie Weintraub

    $262

  • Hugh, Sara, and Luca Ma

    $50

  • Team Weintraub

    $2,620

  • Cathy spear

    $50

  • The Monico family

    $100

  • Evy and Joe Meterman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Micah & Jenna Rosenbloom

    $100

  • Isaac Kohane

    $36

  • Howard Wolpert and Myra Lipes

    $200

  • The Sevilla Family

    $50

  • Ben and Barbara Rooks

    $100

  • Robert Pahlavan

    $26.20

  • Ann & Chuck Lagasse

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Steve Fiander

    $100

  • Gary V. Ainsworth

    $1,000

  • The Carroll Family

    $100

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88% Raised of $31,440 Goal

The Team: $173,107 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Greg Weintraub

Amount Raised

$27,519

 

88% Raised of $31,440 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carly Frieling

Amount Raised

$20,925

 

262% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lori Seuch

Amount Raised

$18,711

 

156% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Haley O

Amount Raised

$14,676

 

147% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Reeves

Amount Raised

$13,025

 

130% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Shanley

Amount Raised

$9,355

 

94% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Root

Amount Raised

$8,172

 

82% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bridgett Olson-LeFave

Amount Raised

$8,110

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Carroll Family

The Carroll Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gary V. Ainsworth

Gary V. Ainsworth

DONATION: $1,000

Awesome job Greg and good luck in the Marathon! 2 years ago

Steve Fiander

Steve Fiander

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ann & Chuck Lagasse

Ann & Chuck Lagasse

DONATION: $200

Great job Greg! Both our children have Type I so we know how hard you have worked to run this race. Congratulations and hope you have a great run! 2 years ago

Robert Pahlavan

Robert Pahlavan

DONATION: $26.20

Good luck with the race! 2 years ago

Ben and Barbara Rooks

Ben and Barbara Rooks

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Sevilla Family

The Sevilla Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Howard Wolpert and Myra Lipes

Howard Wolpert and Myra Lipes

DONATION: $200

Wishing you the Best! 2 years ago

Isaac Kohane

Isaac Kohane

DONATION: $36

Go Greg! 2 years ago