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Greg Weintraub's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center Boston 2016

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THE STORY:

Long distance running is a solitary sport. A sport without teams. A sport where success is found by forging forward. By pushing through uncharted territory.

Long distance running with Type 1 Diabetes feels like running through the dark with nothing but a headlamp. Nothing but a few feet of visibility.

I ran my first marathon in 2013. I crossed the finish line, despite running thirteen miles on a torn knee. I crossed the finish line, and I did the only thing I could do.

I kept going. Through the darkness. Through the uncharted territory.

The 2016 Boston Marathon will mark my third consecutive Boston Marathon, and my second consecutive Boston Marathon with the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Long distance running is a solitary sport. Yet when I ran for Joslin in the 2015 Boston Marathon, I experienced otherwise.

I was hurting from mile 16 to mile 20. Frankly, I was hurting the entire time. But 16 to 20 was a rough section of the course. I was hurting a lot. I repeated the word ‘step’ with each step to distract myself from the pain.

I tested my blood sugar every few miles throughout the marathon, stopping on the side of the course as my family supported me. I expected a diabetes stop at mile 20. But I couldn’t have ever expected what happened at mile 20.

I reached the top of one of Newton’s infamous hills. I heard my dad shouting my name from the right side of the course. I ran – or, perhaps, hobbled – over to test my blood sugar. A woman standing next to my dad looked me straight in the eye.

“Thank you for running for Joslin.”

I lost my breath, yet continued to test my blood sugar. An 8 year old girl held a water bottle for me as she stood along the course with her family. She handed the water bottle to me multiple times while I managed my diabetes in front of her. I was tired. I didn’t feel like talking. But whenever we made eye contact, she handed the water bottle to me. Several minutes passed, and it was eventually time for me to finish the last few miles. I gave her a hug. And I left feeling unexplainably inspired.

Long distance running is a solitary sport. Yet Joslin has provided me with the opportunity to run with a team. A team that includes the physicians, scientists and patients at Joslin. A team that includes my family and friends. And a team that includes the spectators who line the course on the third Monday in April.

I look forward to having you on my team.

$49,288

MONEY RAISED
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  • David and Nina Fialkow

    $250

  • Diana Edwards

    $200

  • Mark Travaglini

    $150

  • Michael Sills

    $50

  • Drew Schiller

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Leslie & Vera Weintraub

    $250

  • Tom Langan

    $250

  • sundram family

    $250

  • The Carroll Family

    $100

  • The Kasler Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John Leifer

    $100

  • Courtney & Matt Boynton

    $75

  • Amy VanDuyn

    $100

  • Peter Benjamin

    $100

  • John Reynolds

    $200

  • Alan Portela

    $200

  • Ryan Beckland

    $100

  • Yoori Lee

    $100

  • Brenda Hodge

     

  • General Catalyst Partners

     

  • Jeff Eberle

    $200

  • Diane and Mike Silverman

    $100

  • Doug Downie

    $100

  • Bill Romeo

    $250

  • Jay Desai

    $100

  • AirStrip Technologies

    $250

  • Janet Cardinell

    $500

  • Alejandro Reti

    $100

  • Leerink Family

    $1,000

  • Bill & Kristi Geary

    $1,000

  • Michele Kelly

     

  • The Korostoff-Larsson Family

    $250

  • Good Luck!

    $200

  • David Kisch

    $200

  • Will Rideout

     

  • Chris Bodkin

    $50

  • John Schmucker

    $150

  • Clare and Stan Huang

    $500

  • DiPietro Family

    $100

  • Steve and Nancy Fiander

     

  • Cris Chinel

    $50

  • Ben Robbins

    $50

  • Go Greg!

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jim Squarey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bruce and Denise Bonyun

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Amir Dan Rubin

    $250

  • Felicia and Michael Pan

    $200

  • Jonathan and Eileen Kay

    $100

  • John Wanvig and Elisa Dot Bach

    $100

  • Jeremy Garzoli

    $100

  • Jeremy Nobel, Foundation for Art and Healing

    $250

  • Your friends from ZappRx

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Oxeon Partners

    $250

  • The Solow Family

     

  • Peter Benjamin

    $100

  • Scanlon Family

    $500

  • Dave & Diane Dickinson

    $200

  • Kim and Steve Lanzoni

    $150

  • Lainie Oshlag

     

  • Pamela Senatore

    $100

  • Kordash family

    $500

  • Steve Barrett

    $100

  • Nathan Gunn

    $100

  • Jonathan Weiss

    $50

  • John Cuddeback

    $200

  • Tracy and Kathleen Sykes

     

  • Christine Macaluso

    $50

  • Charles Boorady

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tom Davies

    $50

  • Dean Sontag

     

  • Dale Walters

    $100

  • Karen Tirozzi

    $100

  • The Woodmans

    $100

  • Karen and Gabriel Salfity

    $100

  • Mike Broderick

    $100

  • David and Michelle Fox

     

  • Team Weintraub

    $5,000

  • Billy Suddath

    $100

  • Kate & Ed Cahill

    $250

  • Lauren Weintraub and Jimmy Connor Acoustic Coffeehouse

    $300

  • Lori Seuch

    $67

  • Libby Ostrofsky

    $50

  • The Cohen Family

     

  • Curt Medeiros

    $250

  • Cynthia Conigliaro

     

  • Optum Corporate Match

    $5,000

  • Bill Decker

    $50

  • Kaz and Phoebe Yamamoto

    $200

  • Elkan Family

    $50

  • OPTUM CORPORATE MATCH

    $7,000

  • Direct TV Matching Gift

    $100

  • Amy Burtnett

    $25

  • OPTUM Corporate Match

    $2,363

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164% Raised of$30,000 Goal

The Team: $168,293 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Greg Weintraub

Amount Raised

$49,288

 

164% Raised of$30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Richard

Amount Raised

$15,013

 

100% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Terry

Amount Raised

$13,175

 

66% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Connelly

Amount Raised

$12,564

 

105% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Enright

Amount Raised

$12,461

 

125% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Linda Schoendorf

Amount Raised

$9,489

 

95% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Burgess

Amount Raised

$9,105

 

114% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Motyka

Amount Raised

$9,070

 

91% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

OPTUM Corporate Match

OPTUM Corporate Match

DONATION: $2,363

3 years ago

Amy Burtnett

Amy Burtnett

DONATION: $25

Fellow diabetic - friends with Rob Scanlon 3 years ago

Direct TV Matching Gift

Direct TV Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

OPTUM CORPORATE MATCH

OPTUM CORPORATE MATCH

DONATION: $7,000

3 years ago

Elkan Family

Elkan Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kaz and Phoebe Yamamoto

Kaz and Phoebe Yamamoto

DONATION: $200

We'll be thinking of you. Go get 'em Greg! 3 years ago

Bill Decker

Bill Decker

DONATION: $50

Go Greg!! 3 years ago

Optum Corporate Match

Optum Corporate Match

DONATION: $5,000

3 years ago

Cynthia Conigliaro

Cynthia Conigliaro

Best of luck to Greg Weintraub! 3 years ago

Curt Medeiros

Curt Medeiros

DONATION: $250

3 years ago