I am extremely excited to run my first marathon in NYC this November as a member of Team Joslin! All donations provide financial resources to Joslin's High Hopes Fund, a critical source of immediate, unrestricted support that ensures excellence and scientific rigor for diabetes treatment and research. I am personally connected to and motivated by Joslin Diabetes Center’s mission for a world without diabetes, since this illness has played an integral part in my family’s life. Three years before my own diagnosis at age 12, my younger brother, Kevin, developed diabetes at the tender age of 5.
While life with diabetes presents daily challenges, we face the illness head-on with resilience, live active, healthy lifestyles, and refuse to let it prevent us from pursuing our favorite activities. Running the marathon is the perfect opportunity to combine my passion for long-distance running with my dream for a world without diabetes.
My goal is to raise $5,000 to support diabetes education, treatment, and research. I appreciate any support as I run towards a cure for diabetes!
Additional Information about Joslin:
Founded in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.
We develop and disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a federally-funded Diabetes Research Center.
All of the money raised by the Team Joslin program supports the High Hopes Fund here at Joslin Diabetes Center. This fund is unrestricted and supports the Center's greatest needs. These funds ultimately contribute to Joslin’s capacity to prevent, treat and cure diabetes through cutting-edge research, comprehensive patient care and pioneering education programs.
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