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Twin Cities Marathon for Drew's Dream Team

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BENEFITING: BOLDER OPTIONS

EVENT: Get Your Run On TCM

Kim Pepin

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends, Our family has participated in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes since Drew’s diagnosis 14 years go. Some of you have walked with us (literally!) every step of the way and words cannot express our gratitude, or the degree to which your support has given Drew the courage and strength of spirit to look his enemy in the face. In our efforts to continue to support progress toward a cure, we are shaking things up a little bit this year. Instead of doing JDRF’s Walk for the Cure, Kim and Shayna will be participating in the Twin City Marathon on October 9th in Minneapolis, MN (Shayna full marathon/Kim 10 mile). The event supports Medtronic, the company that makes Drew’s Insulin Pump. At the time of Drew’s diagnosis, we were told by top researchers at JDRF that Drew’s diabetes would be either cured or easily managed by the time he went off to college. It’s hard to believe, but that day has come. And, sadly, Drew is heading off to college with t1d being as big a part of his life as it was the day he headed off to kindergarten. Progress, however, is moving slowly forward. We have always contended as a family that Drew’s first “cure” would be the result of improved technology versus an organic intervention. That is proving to be true, as our nation moves closer to approving use of an artificial pancreas. According to Ed Damiano, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University, “A cure is always the end goal and as that goal remains elusive, a truly automated technology, which can consistently and relentlessly keep people healthy and safe, would lift an enormous emotional and practical burden from the shoulders of people with type 1 diabetes”. Medtronic is working hardest toward development and approval of the electronic pancreas, so we are thrilled to support this event, and there is more! Medtronic teamed with several local charities in the area and asked runners to choose a local cause to also support. We chose a cause that we are both also very devoted to; the mentoring and support of at risk youth. Our choice, Bolder Options, is an agency that engages youth and mentors in goal setting, physical activity, tutoring and community involvement. We felt this was a perfect fit as it will allow us the opportunity to learn more from the Bolder Options model and incorporate their strategies in similar agencies in our own communities. Our hope is that you will take a moment at this time to make a donation to this year’s version of “Drew’s Dream Team”. With love and gratitude, Kim and Shayna

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$1,896

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Dawson Family

     

  • Rick and Denise Nordi

     

  • Gregg Eilers

     

  • Karen Bellamy

     

  • Carol & Brian Gregory

     

  • Carolyn J. Lewis and Thomas M. Browder

     

  • Steve & Rene Power

     

  • The Crotty's

     

  • Mal & Lori Joseph

     

  • Helen Ann & Bryce Ballentine

     

  • Lauren Bobersky

     

  • Joe Vignolo

     

  • Payam

     

  • Jeannine Rask-Ashford

     

  • David Beezer

     

  • Prad Malyala

     

  • Jim and Sam

     

  • Mary Jo & Stephen Duby

     

  • Angie Edwards

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shelby "biggest Shayna cheerleader" Rhodes

     

  • Terry Dosser

     

  • Ari

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Al & Rose Albertson

     

  • Lon Erickson

     

  • Sophie Engle

     

  • Malyalas

     

  • Sandi Wollum

     

  • Freeman Family

     

  • Jennifer Rake-Marona

     

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190% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Jennifer Rake-Marona

Jennifer Rake-Marona

2 years ago

Freeman Family

Freeman Family

2 years ago

Sandi Wollum

Sandi Wollum

2 years ago

Malyalas

Malyalas

In memory of A.Venugopal 2 years ago

Sophie Engle

Sophie Engle

I <3 Drew 2 years ago

Lon Erickson

Lon Erickson

Go Shayna and Kimmy ! :) 2 years ago

Al & Rose Albertson

Al & Rose Albertson

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Ari

Ari

2 years ago

Terry Dosser

Terry Dosser

Drew Pepin 2 years ago