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Linda Schoendorf's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center Boston 2016

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Linda Schoendorf

THE STORY:

I am running in memory of my mother who passed away March 24, 2014. My mother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1963, when she was pregnant with me. I had never known her not to be diabetic. It was her way of life. She lived with diabetes for almost 70% of her life. My mother led her life to the fullest. She was always very active, never letting her diabetes get in the way of her life. Her greatest joys in life were watching her children and then grandchildren grow up. She attended all religious, musical, and sporting events, travelled, and led an active social life. In spite of her challenges with diabetes she founded a charitable organization, The Second Step. The Second Step is a transitional house for battered women, located in Newton, MA. She saw a need for women to have safe housing after living in short term shelters. Twenty six years later The Second Step has empowered hundreds of women and continues to do so today. Her philanthropic ideas have been instilled in me. She was able to maintain as close to a normal life as possible due to her treatment and advances that were made in her lifetime.

If she didn’t feel well you didn’t know it because she never showed it. I know that she struggled. She was hospitalized many times due to complications from her diabetes, but she persevered through the tough times. There were many advances in her lifetime due to research which had helped her live the most normal life that she could have and for that I am grateful. My mother was an amazing woman and I am so grateful and honored to run in her memory.

I also would like to run in honor of a young woman, Leah Hamilton, who is friends with my son Daniel. I have known Leah since she was a little girl. She attended Hebrew School with my son.  She was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes in high school and is now a college junior. She is an inspiration. She has not missed a beat. I admire how well she has handled her diagnosis. She has not let it get in her way. She traveled to Israel as a high school student and attended overnight summer camp. Through research and funding Leah’s young life is different than my mom’s due to advances that have been made toward curing the disease. But that is not enough; we need to see a cure for diabetes soon so Leah’s lifetime isn’t cut short by this disease.

My mom’s and Leah’s determination have lead me to challenge myself to run the Boston Marathon. I had never considered myself a runner; but once I made this decision to apply to run for Joslin, I approached it head on. I began running seriously. I joined a running group and have achieved more than I ever imagined. I know that I can meet this challenge while raising money for a charity that is close to me. Please support me in this endeavor to help find a cure for Diabetes. Thank you so much for all of the support and for cheering me on!

 

Joslin Diabetes Center wrote -

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.

Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes.  Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications.

$9,489

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michelle Harper

    $100

  • Laura R.

    $50

  • Carolyn Larsen

    $100

  • Amanda

    $50

  • Judith Taylor

    $50

  • Shandi Foulger

    $30

  • True Balance Day Spa

    $100

  • The Connell family

    $50

  • Elaine & Russell Peltz

    $25

  • Nancy Raphael

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bryanne Mahoney

    $18

  • Karen freidberg

     

  • Kathy J

    $86

  • Chert & Doug

    $100

  • DIane and Joe Gallagher

    $100

  • The Offsey Family

    $50

  • Ken and Jennifer

     

  • holly

    $100

  • Stephanie Manship

    $25

  • Meryl Sieradzky

    $50

  • Lauren Paton

    $100

  • Donna & Matt Stieglitz

     

  • The Second Step

    $100

  • Chris Carmody

    $50

  • Linda's favorite graduate assistant :-)

    $100

  • Ellen and Richie Mello

    $100

  • Lauren Lichten

     

  • Jan Marie Combs

    $25

  • David Eliasberg

    $100

  • Pauline Mazmanian

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Lynda & Todd

    $50

  • HG

    $25

  • Kelly and Jeff Roth

    $20

  • Kathy Baron

    $100

  • The Walsh family

    $25

  • Kara McCabe

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sheryl Barkan

     

  • Martha Savery

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Allan Tate and Luanne Livesay

    $100

  • Jay and Cristina

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erin M. McGrath

    $50

  • Laura & Michael Reynolds

     

  • Haley Freeman

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephanie Cave

     

  • Stacy Velarde

     

  • Jane Franklin

    $25

  • Dave and Sheelagh

     

  • Tim Pike

     

  • Sherry Chan

     

  • Cheryl & Rich O'Brien

    $100

  • Jan Hollenbeck

    $50

  • Annette MacMullin

    $50

  • Courtenay and Barry McGrory

    $50

  • Jill Montgomery

    $100

  • Tom Trifiro

     

  • Sandra Hoagland

     

  • Lauren

    $21

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Diane Ciarletta

    $50

  • Sully Baez

     

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Dan and Arleen Coletti

    $25

  • Patti & Bob Simeone

    $100

  • christine

     

  • Susan and Bob Goodman

     

  • Deb Picciuto MPH

    $20

  • Julie Shields-Rutyna

    $25

  • Shea, Louisa, and Peter Kuhl

    $25

  • Kate Klepper

     

  • Penelope & Amelia

     

  • Beth

    $50

  • The Wicks Family

    $50

  • Sharnie Canary

    $100

  • Aime and Jon

     

  • Beth and Diane

    $50

  • Sophia Henderson

    $100

  • Deb Freedman

    $50

  • Sean

    $50

  • Emily Schoendorf

    $10

  • Dotty & Emily McDermott

    $100

  • Nick Zinser & Kristen Marsh

     

  • Claire and Neal Anderson

     

  • Joanne Mello

    $25

  • Leah Hamilton

    $36

  • Andy McCarty

    $10

  • Cindy and Steven Spector

     

  • Mary Ann Phillips

    $75

  • Adele, Emily and Sydney Julien

    $50

  • Lauren

    $26.20

  • Kathy, Bill and William Anderson

     

  • Matching Gift

     

  • Peter Meyers

    $50

  • Robert and Sharon McClatchey

     

  • Matching Gift

    $150

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95% Raised of $10,000 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

Matching Gift

Matching Gift

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Robert and Sharon McClatchey

Robert and Sharon McClatchey

1 year ago

Peter Meyers

Peter Meyers

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Matching Gift

Matching Gift

1 year ago

Kathy, Bill and William Anderson

Kathy, Bill and William Anderson

1 year ago

Lauren

Lauren

DONATION: $26.20

You did it! congratulations! Here is another dollar for every mile. Thank you!!! 2 years ago

Adele, Emily and Sydney Julien

Adele, Emily and Sydney Julien

DONATION: $50

Way to go Linda! Your an inspiration. 2 years ago

Mary Ann Phillips

Mary Ann Phillips

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Cindy and Steven Spector

Cindy and Steven Spector

2 years ago

Andy McCarty

Andy McCarty

DONATION: $10

2 years ago