BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center
ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center
Through college, running has become a large part of my life. The more races I run, the more I notice how many people work with charities to create awareness and raise money for their causes. For my first road marathon, I will be working with Joslin Diabetes Center to raise money and awareness for diabetes research, clinical care and education.
This cause became very close to my heart after recently losing my uncle to this horrible disease. I would like to prevent as many people as possible from the sickness and loss that come with this disease. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffer from Diabetes. With more research and education, this number could be greatly reduced.
Joslin Diabetes Center, based in Boston, Massachusetts, undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real progress in preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care. Their mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Their vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications.
If you think your company could match your donation, please check this link for a list of companies that do: http://www.matchinggift.com/joslin/.
Thank you in advance for any donation or help spreading the word about Diabetes!